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Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

A technique using short-lived radioactive substances which emit positrons, a highly sensitive way of detecting active tumor tissue. PET is offered at South Shore Hospital in partnership with Shields Health Care.


A technique using high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the body's organs. Since no ionizing radiation (x-rays) are used, it is ideal for imaging pregnant women and also is used for the neck, abdomen, pelvis and to examine blood vessels in the arms and legs. 

PET image (top) and CT image depicting active lung tumor.


South Shore Hospital's MyHealth Patient Portal

You can expect changes to your MyHealth account as South Shore Hospital transitions to the new South Shore MyChart portal.

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