Medical Services/ Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic or medical imaging scans are vital in accurately diagnosing and cancer staging, as well as tracking the progress of treatment. At Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, our treatment centers are equipped with advanced imaging services, making access to tests and scans convenient for you, and ensuring your physicians have timely access to the results.
The following imaging services are available:
Computed Tomography (CT) is an imaging tool that uses special x-ray equipment to reveal the body’s detailed anatomic structure with great clarity. It is commonly used in detecting, diagnosing and staging cancer.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a sophisticated camera that takes pictures of your body’s cells, producing powerful images unobtainable by other imaging techniques.
A PET/CT scan combines two powerful imaging techniques into one of the most advanced medical imaging tools available. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) shows a body’s metabolic activity, while Computed Tomography (CT) shows anatomy. When fused together, the information from these scans can be used with a high degree of confidence to detect, localize, and assess the stage of a variety of cancers.