Positron Emission Tomography (PET) provides physicians information about what is happening at a cellular level, while the CT scan provides information about the body’s anatomy such as size, shape and location. 

PET/CT combines these two technologies, allowing physicians to determine the extent and location of cancer within the body so the best treatment plan can be made. 

Early diagnosis and treatment

Since PET scans show physicians images at the molecular level, they can help detect abnormalities at a very early stage.

While each imaging test has specific benefits and limitations, combined, these two state-of the-art technologies can help physicians more accurately diagnose, localize and monitor cancer, as well as heart disease and certain brain disorders.

Awards and Accreditation

American College of Radiology Accreditation for PET

Methodist Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities that achieve high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice.


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8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114

402-354-4001, ext. 11