The Bachelor of Science in PET/CT is no longer accepting new students into the program.
The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT), or better known by its acronym, PET/CT, program prepares students for careers as technologists in advanced radiology associated health fields. Our program offers both an associate of arts and a bachelor of science degree.
Our graduates are highly skilled, knowledgeable and concerned professionals who provide quality patient care. Graduates have the opportunity to use their medical skills and enter additional educational programs in other health or technical fields.
About PET and CT
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging is an advanced nuclear medicine procedure that shows the molecular functioning of organs and tissues. A PET scan measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and metabolism, to help doctors evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning.
Computed Tomography (CT) imaging uses special X-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the metabolic processes inside of the body. CT imaging provides excellent anatomic information. A radiologist interprets these images to assess the condition of a patient.
PET and CT scans are also performed to:
Determine whether cancer has spread in the body
Assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy
Determine if cancer has returned after treatment
Determine blood flow to the heart muscle
Determine the effects of a heart attack
Evaluate brain abnormalities, such as tumors or memory disorder