What is a PET/CT scan?

A PET/CT is a single scan that combines two types of imaging; CT to provide detailed anatomical information and PET to provide functional assessment of internal organs. As a result PET/CT is capable of detecting tumours that are not visible on conventional scans. PET/CT is also used to assess the distribution of tumours to guide treatment and monitor response to therapy. PET/CT has revolutionised the management of many types of cancer.


Who benefits from PET/CT scans?

PET/CT can be of great benefit to people with a very wide range of cancer types, including:

  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma and other haematological cancers
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumours


Why choose a PET/CT scan with Christie Oncology Imaging?

Christie Oncology Imaging has over 20 years experience in PET and PET/CT imaging and our consultants have a strong reputation as leaders in the field. As part of our work we design and implement the national education programme for PET/CT reporters, being responsible for teaching other consultants from elsewhere in the country to interpret scans. We pride ourselves on achieving the highest possible standards in PET/CT imaging, with the attention to detail and expertise required to do the very best for our patients.


How do I pay for my PET/CT scan?

We welcome both insured and self-pay patients


For PET CT referrals please download document (to be filled in by medical professional), print and scan and email back to our email info@christieoncologyimaging.com