MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s commitment to providing the best in patient care continues within our Nuclear Medicine Department. The PET/CT scan is often considered one of the most powerful imaging tools and has often become the cornerstone in the management of a wide array of cancers.
The management of cancer has made significant advances over the years with improved treatment options in the areas of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation oncology. Personalized medicine or individualizing treatment in cancer patients are important evolving concepts at this time; metabolic imaging such as PET/CT plays an essential role in this area through diagnosis, disease staging and metastatic spread, monitoring response to treatment, planning and choosing of appropriate therapies, detecting recurrence, and characterizing tumor biology which may play a role in prognosis. PET/CT allows physicians to see cancer in it’s earlier stages, localize and individualize treatment and treat it with precision, carefully monitor the efficacy of the treatment without delay, and determine a new course of treatment action should it be necessary. PET/CT is now regarded by many to be the ‘one-stop-imaging’ choice for several cancers.
Our PET/CT Center is fully integrated into the medical oncology, surgery, and radiation oncology teams at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Each of the areas all have computerized access to images we produce to provide up to the minute information for their patient’s management.
Appointment hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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