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Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography

(PET/CT) Scanning

Positron Emission Tomography with Computed Tomography, or PET/CT for short, combines two forms of imaging, nuclear medicine and CT Scanning. The CT scan provides a highly detailed and accurate anatomy of bones, organs, and soft tissue. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) measures metabolic activity. Combining these two imaging modalities produces a powerful result.

About PET/CT Scan

PET/CT is primarily used for cancer imaging and neurologic imaging. The combination of PET and CT into one test has been shown to be more accurate than the two tests done separately.

Quality Standards

Northeast Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.

Northeast Radiology Nuclear Medicine and PET Accreditation

ACR®’s Nuclear Medicine and PET Accreditation Program involves the acquisition of clinical and phantom images and corresponding data for each unit. Accreditation is not permanent, and a facility offering PET/CT must resubmit testing regularly. Northeast Radiology offers PET/CT program at our ACR® accredited Brewster, NY location.

Exam Specific Details

Detailed PET/CT scanning information is available to you. Northeast Radiology is a member of both the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA®). These two premier organizations have jointly developed as the radiology information resource for patients. provides a wealth of useful information on PET/CT. It tells you how a PET/CT Scan procedure is performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. This website is updated frequently with new information. For more details go to:


All material on the website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR® and RSNA®, as well as other professional radiology organizations.

Fair Price Comparison

Northeast Radiology’s PET/CT procedure prices with insurance discounts, and available discounts for self-paying patients, are a phone call away.