Positron Emission Tomography


Mount Sinai offers the most comprehensive array of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging services in New York City, featuring imaging with a high-performance PET scanner and a 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner in a single session, with the same instrument. These technical capabilities are supported by a staff of world-class, dedicated staff who deliver the extraordinary care for which Mount Sinai is renowned.

Extremely valuable in a wide range of indications in oncology, neurology, and cardiac disease, PET/CT imaging combines the unique functional analysis of PET with the anatomical precision and speed of CT—creating an exciting diagnostic advance. For physicians, it means reports that correlate PET and CT findings; for patients, it means the convenience of a full range of medically indicated diagnostic imaging in a single appointment.

PET/CT imaging at Mount Sinai is supervised and interpreted by a team of specialists with many years of experience. Physicians and patients benefit from the expertise of faculty who continue to contribute to the body of world knowledge in PET and CT imaging through research and innovation and who are featured as lecturers at national and international meetings.

PET imaging is covered by most insurance plans, although pre-authorization requirements and guidelines for medical necessity vary. Patients are advised to make sure that eligibility details have been confirmed with their carrier.