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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT)  

PET and CT scans aid in the diagnosis, staging and treatment of disease by studying the function of organs in the body.  

A PET scan looks at the biological activity of a tumour or abnormality; the CT provides multiple images of the inside of the body such as the exact location, size and shape; and a PET/CT scan combines the results of both types of scans that result in a more detailed picture of the diseased tissue. 

  • Cardiac PET/CT:  A non-invasive procedure that can identify areas of abnormal Myocardial Perfusion and determine the functional capacity of your heart muscle. This enables Physicians to determine the severity of heart disease as well as what follow-up therapy or intervention is needed
  • Oncology PET/CT:  Imaging that allows Physicians to better detect where active tumors are located within the body by using a special glucose that targets tumors.  These scans not only show the location of the tumors, but also how successful a treatment is overtime and whether a change in treatment is required

PET/CT scans are done at St. Joseph's Hospital in the Fontbonne Building 


Hospital Address

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton ON L8E 4A6
Imaging Research Centre
Fontbonne Building
Level 0, Room F129 

Click here to go to the St. Joseph's Hospital Website

 Phone: 905-522-1155  Extension: 32746 

  Click here for directions to St. Joseph's Hospital


Additional Resources

For further information about Cardiac PET/CT and Oncology (Whole Body) PET/CT scans, please view our St. Joseph's patient brochures and browse through the other informative links:

Getting Ready for a St.Joseph's Cardiac PET/CT Scan

Getting Ready for a St.Joseph's Perfusion Scan 

Getting Ready for a St.Joseph's RNA Test Scan 

PET/CT Requisition

PETSCANS Ontario Website 



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