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Positron Emission Tomography Imaging

More accurate diagnostic testing for cancer

icon-meetradiologistWith 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.


Wake Radiology PET-CT Scan

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.

PET·CT Indications

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
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Cervical


Meet Our PET-CT Radiologists

Holly J. Burge, MD

Dr. Burge is a body imaging radiologist who received her fellowship training from the Mallinckrodt Institute. She joined Wake Radiology in 1990. View Full Biography »

Paul A. Haugan, MD

Dr. Paul A. Haugan joined Wake Radiology in 2004 and is a body imaging radiologist and PET-CT imaging specialist. He is the chairman of the Department of Radiology at REX UNC Healthcare. View Full Biography »

Matthew L. Hoimes, M.D.

Dr. Mathew Hoimes joined Wake Radiology in 2018. Dr. Hoimes is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He continued with a transitional year in medicine and surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA, and then completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, where he served […] View Full Biography »

David I. Schulz, MD

Dr. Schulz is a body imaging radiologist and PET-CT imaging specialist at Wake Radiology. He currently serves as director of the practice's PET-CT services. View Full Biography »

William G. Way Jr., MD

Dr. Way is a body imaging radiologist with expertise in cross-sectional body imaging. His special clinical interests include positive emission tomography (PET), body computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, and ultrasonography. View Full Biography »

Badges of Honor

Wake Radiology is proud to have received the highest accreditations possible from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Learn more about our accreditations!

Did You Know?

Wake Radiology Rises Above

100-percent-board-certified ✔  100% of Wake Radiology radiologists maintain all required certifications through the American Board of Radiology.*

✔  All images are read and interpreted by a board certified, subspecialty trained radiologist.

*Most local and regional radiology options have 20% compliance with these standards. Public Policy Polling, 2012.

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