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Brain PET/CT

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Brain Positron Emission Tomography — also called a brain PET/CT scan — is a safe, effective and non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that provides highly detailed images of the brain. A brain PET scan shows metabolic changes that cannot be seen on MRI or CT scans.

How Boston Children's Hospital approaches a brain PET/CT scan

The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging program at Boston Children's is committed to providing you with a safe, comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere with:

  • specialized nuclear medicine physicians with expertise in interpreting brain PET/CT scans in children of all ages
  • certified nuclear medicine technologists with years of experience imaging children and teens
  • Child Life specialists to help families prior to and during exams
  • protocols that keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable while assuring high image quality.

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