Capitol Imaging Services (CIS) is happy to announce that our Louisiana PET/CT Imaging of Lake Charles center is moving into a new location. Our center will be located at 831 Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles, LA.
Finishing touches are currently being completed and patient service is tentatively scheduled to commence soon.
According to the American College of Radiology, “Positron Emission Tomography (PET) uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals, a special camera and a computer to evaluate organ and tissue functions. By identifying changes at the cellular level, PET may detect the early onset of disease before other imaging tests can.” Positron Emission Tomography is a type of nuclear medicine imaging.
What is PET/CT?
PET/CT combines two imaging modalities: PET and Computed Tomography (CT). When combined, these merged scans help pinpoint abnormal metabolic activity and may provide more accurate diagnoses than the two scans performed separately.
Commonly, PET/CT is used to:
- differentiate malignant from non-malignant disease (diagnosis)
- determine whether a cancer has spread in the body (staging)
- assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy (response to therapy)
- determine if a cancer has returned after treatment (restaging).
Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the Southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as a PET/CT or MRI, we provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.
CIS also often lowers out-of-pocket costs by performing our diagnostic exams with lower fees. For people with unfulfilled health insurance deductibles, this is a major financial advantage, an advantage that is enjoyed without sacrificing quality of care, results or technology.
Click here to learn more about PET/CT and call 337-433-3001 to schedule a visit in Lake Charles.
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