Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT) Scan

Where to Find Us

The PET/CT Department is located on the first floor of the Medical Plaza Building in Suite 112. 

Description of PET/CT Scans

PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography) scans use radioactive materials to diagnose the presence of disease in the body. PET/CT’s advanced imaging capabilities can identify changes in organs and body function. PET/CT scans can help diagnose and stage are cancers of all types (lymphoma, breast, colon, skin, etc.). They can also help diagnose many neurological conditions of the brain.

Before your PET/CT procedure

HUMC Radiology requires you to bring in your doctor’s prescription, list of current medications, any old films, CD’s and reports related to your exam and insurance information.

After your procedure

There are no restrictions after a PET/CT examination.

About our staff and equipment 

The equipment of Hackensack Radiology is maintained in excellent condition. All of our equipment meets federal government standards.

Radiologists who are certified by the American Board of Radiology operate our radiology center. Our technologists are licensed by the State of New Jersey and are certified by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. With top-tier certifications and licenses given to its staff, our Radiology Department is able to provide quality services to patients in Northern New Jersey and beyond.

HUMC: A Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as the first-ever Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence Award recipient. This elite distinction recognizes HUMC’s excellence in diagnostic imaging. The award was presented to Harry Agress Jr., M.D., FACR, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology and director of the PET/CT Center and Division of Nuclear Medicine, during ACR’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. As one of only two centers nationwide to receive this designation, Hackensack UMC stands as one of the most reputable medical centers in New Jersey and the greater northeastern region. 

Survey and Contact Information 

You may receive a survey by mail. We are asking for feedback on how we can improve our services and care. Please take a few minutes to reply. We would appreciate your input in order to provide the highest quality of care. 

If you have any questions, please call our Radiology Department at 551-996-2245.

 


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