Northern California PET Imaging Center
Northern California PET Imaging Center (NCPIC), a not-for-profit, community benefit organization was founded in 1992 as the nation’s first freestanding non-university PET Center, and NCPIC is still recognized as a premier PET Center in the country. We continue to be the innovative leader in molecular imaging by specializing in cutting-edge technology. Clinical trials are conducted at our imaging center and at our research radiochemistry lab, Optimal Tracers.
What is a PET/CT Scan?
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging pinpoints metabolic activity in cells of the human body.
Metabolic changes in disease often occur before structural changes that can be seen on CT.
PET/CT fuses these two images together allowing the physician to view the metabolic changes in the proper anatomical context of the body.
PET/CT imaging is most commonly used to assist with the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer, cardiac disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Understanding the PET/CT Scan Process
What is it like to have a scan at our Midtown location?
What is it like to have a scan on our Mobile Coach?