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What is a PET/CT scan for brain cancer?

The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) -- the ability to obtain cross-sectional images of body tissues and organs -- represents the frontier of diagnostic cancer imaging. The technology provides physicians with two sets of information from a single scan: the anatomical data yielded by a CT scan and the metabolic information provided by PET. This relatively new technology is helpful in localizing smaller cancers and in defining areas to which primary cancers have metastasized.

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What is a full-body CT scan?
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