Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging.
Depending on the type of nuclear medicine exam you are undergoing, the radiotracer is either injected into a vein, swallowed or inhaled as a gas and eventually accumulates in the organ or area of your body being examined, where it gives off energy in the form of gamma rays .
This energy is detected by a device called a gamma camera, a PET scanner and/or probe .
These devices work together with a computer to measure the amount of radiotracer absorbed by your body and to produce special pictures offering details on both the structure and function of organs and tissues
Used to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.
Once a patient has been deemed an appropriate candidate for the procedure, she undergoes an endometrial biopsy during which a small piece of her uterine lining is removed. 2. The uterine lining sample is sent to a research lab, where it is treated, purified and frozen. 3. The patient then undergoes a typical IVF cycle and is given medication to stimulate egg growth in her ovaries . 4. The patient’s eggs are retrieved and mixed with the sperm . At this time, the lab begins thawing and growing her endometrial cells.
5. Once fertilization is confirmed, the patient’s embryos are placed on top of her own (and now thawed) endometrial cells. 6. Over the next two days, the embryos are closely monitored for growth and development. 7. The patient’s embryos are transferred into her uterus for implantation and pregnancy .