PET-CT Cases

An example of a PET-CT scan of a pituitary adenoma, a slow-growing tumor that arises from cells in the pituitary gland

What is PET-CT?

PET-CT is a powerful, noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that assesses the level of metabolic activity in normal and abnormal human tissue. A PET scanner consists of an array of detectors that surround the patient. Using the gamma rays given off by the injected radionuclide, PET measures the amount of metabolic activity at different sites throughout the body and a computer reassembles the data into tomographic images (body slices). Most cancer cells have much higher metabolic rates and glucose utilization than normal cells, and show up as brighter areas on a PET scan.

How accurate is PET-CT?

PET-CT is considered the most advanced imaging modality for identification of cancer; for differentiation between malignant and benign disease; for differentiation between recurrent or residual disease and therapy-induced changes; and for monitoring response to therapy.

PET-CT Cases

Contact Information

Gabriel Soudry, MD, director of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT Services
[email protected]
Phone: 443-777-7492

Location Information

For nuclear medicine outpatient scheduling, please call 443-777-7406.
To contact the nuclear medicine admitting office, please call 443-777-7536.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237