More accurate diagnostic testing for cancer
With outpatient Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) capabilities close at hand—in a private office setting—patients now have easy access to this important imaging modality. Patients no longer have to go to a large health center for this advanced imaging, and we can usually accommodate patients very quickly, so there is little delay in care.
Our fellowship-trained radiologists perform the full complement of PET·CT imaging. With their fast and accurate responses, patients remain the focal point of care.
A joint venture with WakeMed Health and Hospitals, our PET·CT location allows easy access from all points in the Triangle. It is located at Wake Radiology’s Cary office suites, just off US 1 South, one block from WakeMed Cary Hospital.
Patient comfort and patient confidence are very important to us. Patients find our PET-CT suite uniquely reassuring, with a wall of windows that offers an outdoor panorama. Our staff includes highly trained technologists who understand this advanced imaging technology and are attentive to the needs of both patients and referring physicians.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) currently cover the following indications for PET. However, for patients participating in the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR), ovarian, pancreatic, small cell lung, testicular cancers, and “all other cancers and indications not previously specified” are covered under their current “coverage with evidence development” policy. Indications are documented in the National Coverage Determination, Section 220.6.
PET·CT Clinical Conditions
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Head & neck cancers
- Lung cancer
- Solitary pulmonary nodule
- Thyroid cancer