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Resources for Understanding Your Diagnosis

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

PET is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that measures metabolic activity of the cells of body tissues. Used mostly in patients with brain or heart conditions and cancer, PET helps to visualize the biochemical changes taking place in the body.

Bone Scan

A bone scan is used to examine the various bones of the skeleton to identify areas of physical and chemical changes in bone.

X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back

This procedure may be used to diagnose back or neck pain, fractures or broken bones, arthritis, degeneration of the disks, tumors, or other problems.
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