Breast Program

Positron Emission Tomography(PET)/CT Scan

A PET/CT scan is an advanced imaging test that is used in some women with confirmed breast cancer to evaluate for spread of disease beyond the breast. During the study, you will be injected with a radiotracer that will preferentially accumulate in cancer cells throughout the body and will be detected on the PET scan. A CT scan is performed at the same time so that the images can be fused with the PET images. This helps the radiologist to determine the specific anatomic location of the activity on the PET scan.

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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

St. Joseph Hospital is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the ACR. This designation assures that St. Joseph Hospital meets standards for radiation safety and image quality. By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).