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PET/CT Scans

If you receive a doctor’s referral for a PET/CT scan, Coastal Carolina Hospital offers on-site appointments every Friday, making it more convenient for those living on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Hardeeville to access this test close to home.

What is a PET/CT scan?

A PET/CT scan combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) images. PET images show the function of cells in the body, and CT images show body anatomy such as vessels, lymph nodes, and organs. Joining PET and CT images helps physicians diagnose, stage, monitor, and determine treatment plans for different types of cancer.