Doctors and scientists who have training in PET scans and other imaging technology study how best to use PET scans to predict and diagnose a wide range of diseases and conditions. In 2012, Mayo Clinic received Food and Drug Administration approval to produce and administer Choline C-11 injection, an imaging agent used during PET scanning to help detect sites of recurrent prostate cancer. Mayo Clinic is the first institution in North America approved to produce Choline C-11.


See a list of publications by Mayo authors on PET scans on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Positron emission tomography scan care at Mayo Clinic

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  1. Javery O, et al. FDG PET or PET/CT in patients with pancreatic cancer: When does it add to diagnostic CT or MRI? Clinical Imaging 37;2013:295.
  2. Murphy JG, et al., eds. Positron emission tomography. In: Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Concise Textbook. 4th ed. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press; 2013.
  3. Ziessman HA, et al. Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2014.
  4. Positron emission tomography — Computed tomography (PET/CT). Radiological Society of North America. Accessed Feb. 8, 2017.
  5. About nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Accessed Feb. 8, 2017.
  6. About PET scans. American College of Radiology Imaging Network. Accessed Feb. 8, 2017.
  7. Longo DL, et al., eds. Neuroimaging in neurologic disorders. In: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 19th ed. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. Accessed Feb. 10, 2017.
  8. FDA approves production of imaging agent that helps detect prostate cancer. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed Feb. 2, 2017.
  9. Sobol I, et al. Contemporary mapping of post-prostatectomy prostate cancer relapse with C-choline positron emission tomography and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Urology. 2017;197:129.
  10. Riggin EA. Decision Support System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Feb. 14, 2017.

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