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Are pet scans used for ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not to diagnose

Pet/ct is not typically used to diagnose ovarian cancer, but may play a role in surgical planning or treatment followup.

In brief: Not to diagnose

Pet/ct is not typically used to diagnose ovarian cancer, but may play a role in surgical planning or treatment followup.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Dr. Martin Fielder
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not diagnosis

Sometimes used for follow up or tracking progress, but not usually used for diagnosis.

In brief: Not diagnosis

Sometimes used for follow up or tracking progress, but not usually used for diagnosis.
Dr. Martin Fielder
Dr. Martin Fielder
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surveillance

Pet scans can help evaluate of a treatment is working as well as how extensively involved it is throughout the body.
It can also be used along with blood markers and clinical exams to keep an eye on patients who have had ovarian cancer to make sure it doesn't come back or if it does that it is caught very early.

In brief: Surveillance

Pet scans can help evaluate of a treatment is working as well as how extensively involved it is throughout the body.
It can also be used along with blood markers and clinical exams to keep an eye on patients who have had ovarian cancer to make sure it doesn't come back or if it does that it is caught very early.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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