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Curtis and Tav

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Surgery Update

Surgery went well yesterday. We were at the hospital/Huntsman from 8am to 730pm. Super long day. He is doing well, a little bit sore today. Next item of business: PET scan tuesday. Here is info about how the PET scan works:

PET Scans and Cancer

PET can help physicians effectively pinpoint the source of cancer. This is possible because many cancer cells are highly metabolic and therefore synthesize the radioactive glucose (sugar) that is injected in the patient prior to the exam. The areas of high glucose uptake are dramatically displayed in the scan imagery, as opposed to the anatomical imagery of CT or MRI, which cannot detect active, viable tumors.

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