Tag "PET Scan"

“When did you last eat or drink?” is a question you commonly hear the Nuclear Medicine technologists ask their PET (positron emission tomography) scan patients. Why is that so important? The radioisotope that is used in PET imaging, fluorine 18 › Continue Reading

Hybrid Imaging

What is hybrid imaging and why do some Nuclear Medicine scanners have a CT scanner built-in? Since 2006, some of the Nuclear Medicine scanners at Cincinnati Children’s have a built in CT portion to the scanner. For many imaging studies, › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, neurosurgeons and radiologists work together to give your child the best possible outcome. Imaging is routinely used in the operating room to guide surgeons to the abnormality, avoid regions of the brain that control important functions (such › Continue Reading

We’ve all seen that look our children get when they are zoned out in front of the TV, paying no attention to the people or things around them. In the Nuclear Medicine department of Radiology, the staff is using children’s › Continue Reading

A PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan is a test done in the Nuclear Medicine area of the Radiology Department. Most often, doctors will order a PET scan to look for tumors. However, PET scans are also used to diagnose infection › Continue Reading