Bill Posted March 20, 2005 Share Posted March 20, 2005 A few questions for those of you familiar with this order. My wife's med onc wrote a script for her to have a " PET scan / CT scan " but he also mentioned the word " fusion " as part of the testing. But, there's no mention of fusion on the RX. 1.) Is the combo PET / CT scan mainly for convenience and therefore can the PET scan be performed separate from the CT scan ? If not, why not ? 2.) The CT scan doesn't specify part(s) of body to be scanned. Is this because when it's written as part of a PET / CT scan combo it's understood what body parts are to be scanned ( i.e. chest / abd / pelvis ) ? 3.) Is FUSION not written on the order because it's automatically included as part of a PET scan and / or PET / CT scan order ? 4. ) Based on what I've told you above is this RX properly written for a PET scan / CT scan / Fusion ? THANKS MUCH ! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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