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PET/CT Scans in DeKalb

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) combined with a CT scanner is primarily used for cancer diagnosis. Our PET/CT is located within the KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Our PET/CT is equipped with advanced injector technology not widely available yet that automatically calculates and administers the radiation dose based on a patient’s weight. The average patient dose is reduced by 21.8% over manual injection while maintaining a high level of image clarity.

A chemotherapy patient may need a PET/CT scan every three months to determine how the tumor is responding to treatment. Over the course of treatment, this reduction in radiation exposure can be quite significant for the patient. 

Contact Us

Before you call to schedule an appointment, your doctor’s office should fax your order for diagnostic tests to 815.748.8935. Appointments are available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. For information or to schedule an appointment, including mammography, call:

Kishwaukee Hospital -
Valley West Hospital -

To request copies of your images and reports, please call the individual hospital Medical Records Department

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