Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. Positron emission tomography (PET) studies the metabolism and physiology of the human body.
A_positron emission tomography (PET) scanner is a large machine with a round, doughnut shaped hole in the middle, similar to a CT or MRI unit. Unlike conventional imaging procedures that measure the structure of an abnormality, PET measures the metabolic changes that occur in cells when disease is present. A PET scan measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar (glucose) metabolism, to help doctors evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning.
What do Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologists do?
-perform Positron Emission Tomography (PET) procedures (for neurologic, oncologic, cardiac or other conditions)
-ensures appropriate patient care is given
-acquires data and performs analysis according to protocol
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologists Salary: $47,278 – $96,761
Hourly Rate$22.35 – $40.24