January 15, 2013

Additional imaging often recommended, seldom pursued, in PET/CT reports

Recommendations for Additional Imaging (RAI) is frequently recommended by radiologists based upon their initial reads from the PET/CT. This mostly due to the impact of two imaging technologies which can highlight abnormalities that one might not see if using one or the other alone. In most cases the referring physician having more information on the patient did not order the additional testing.