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Imaging Services

Reston Radiology Consultants offers the latest in diagnostic imaging technology. We are committed to keeping radiation exposure from medical imaging as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA Principle). Please click here to see our  Services by Location .

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PET

A PET/CT scan combines PET and CT into one image to evaluate the biological and metabolic activity of tumors, the heart, and the brain. PET utilizes a low-level radiopharmaceutical to visualize processes within the body. Malignant or cancerous tumors are metabolically active & grow more rapidly than normal cells, therefore will require more glucose for energy. Consequently, PET is very good at determining whether or not a tumor is malignant through its metabolic activity.