A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a non-invasive imaging test that reveals the metabolic functions of tissues and organs. PET scans detect both typical and atypical metabolic activity using a radioactive tracer, enabling early detection of diseases before they appear on imaging tests such as CT and MRI. PET-CT or PET-MRI scans combine PET images with CT or MRI to provide comprehensive diagnostic information.

A PET scan is done to discover a variety of conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and brain disorders. It helps detect cancer, evaluate treatment effectiveness, and find recurrences. PET scans also help evaluate heart conditions and diagnose brain disorders such as tumors and Alzheimer's disease. The procedure is safe and the amount of radiation exposure is very low.

In this article, we will focus on what a PET-CT is. In the second part of the article, we will mention Ekol International Hospitals PET-CT machines and the group’s expert team. In the final part of the article, you can read about the services offered by PET-CT.


What is PET-CT?

PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography) scans play an important role in cancer diagnosis and staging. Combining PET and CT technologies, a PET-CT scan provides both metabolic and anatomical information, helping to locate tumors and plan radiation therapy. The procedure involves injecting a radioactive tracer and performing CT scans. The images are then combined to reveal an anomaly, if any. PET-CT scans provide important information for staging cancer, choosing the most appropriate treatment, and predicting patient outcomes. Despite a small radiation intake, the benefits outweigh the risks. This feature makes PET-CT scans valuable in cancer management.

A PET-CT scan and a CT scan show several differences. A CT scan provides detailed images of organs and tissues, while a PET scan quickly detects abnormal activity and changes.

Ekol Hospital PET-CT Machines

As Ekol International Hospitals, we are located in Izmir, the third biggest city in the country. We are a certificated and experienced health group that provides healthcare to both Turkish citizens and people from all around the World. We use high technology in medical and cosmetic procedures and our PET-CT machines are designed and equipped with the newest technology in the healthcare field. 

A PET-CT procedure at Ekol International Hospital is very safe. Our medical experts and other medical staff are working hard to provide you with the best health care possible with our PET-CT procedure as well.

You will have an easy and quick PET-CT procedure experience at Ekol International Hospitals. An average PET-CT session can take 30 minutes to 120 minutes, depending on factors such as the size of the scanned area and the number of images to be captured.

Our Expert Team

Ekol International Hospitals has an experience going back a couple of decades. Our country, Turkey is one of the leading countries in medical tourism, our healthcare group is one of the leading healthcare groups in Turkey. Our specialist PET-CT teams at Ekol International Hospitals are made up of highly skilled and expert professionals. Equipped with the latest technology, our team ensures successful PET-CT procedures. With extensive training and experience.

Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities and we strictly adhere to the highest quality and hygiene standards. Our team works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive and timely reports, facilitating appropriate treatment planning.

You can rely on our competent PET-CT team to contribute to better patient outcomes and overall well-being by providing reliable and compassionate care.

Services Offered by PET-CT

Today, modern medicine offers advanced services through a combination of PET-CT scanning, and cutting-edge technology for diagnosing, staging, treating, and monitoring cancer. PET-CT combines positron emission tomography (PET) to reveal biochemical processes and computed tomography (CT) to view anatomical structures. It works perfectly in the evaluation of tumors in areas such as the brain, lung, colon, breast, head, neck, esophagus, and melanoma (skin cancer).

Whole body oncology PET imaging significantly improves tumor identification and staging, minimizing damage to healthy tissue. Integrated PET-CT accurately detects tumors caused by various types of cancer.

Also, advanced airway therapy includes PET-CT and IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) to address significant tumor movement caused by breathing. This method provides precise radiation targeting for lung and upper abdominal malignancies.

Additionally, medical centers offer PET brain imaging for a variety of neurological disorders, such as detecting functional brain abnormalities, assessing tumor malignancy, guiding biopsies, and monitoring therapy response. It can also distinguish Alzheimer's disease, depression, dementia, and other neurological disorders and localize the occurrence of seizures in the brain.

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