CAT/PET/MRI what is the difference

caregiver4all
caregiver4all Member Posts: 26
edited March 2014 in Stomach Cancer #1
Hi,

I am just wondering my brother has signet ring cell cancer in the stomach. A cat scan was done and it showed nothing in the other organs. Now they want to do a PET & MRI if it didn't show up in the CAT scan could it show up in the PET/ MRI. What is the difference of these tests.

Thanks

Ellen

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  • Tina Blondek
    Tina Blondek Member Posts: 1,500
    Hi Ellen
    I know that a PET

    Hi Ellen
    I know that a PET scan will show the most detail of all the scans. An MRI will show mostly the muscle tissue. My thought is that a PET scan is the way to go. Best of luck. Prayers to you and your brother/
    Tina
  • DJB
    DJB Member Posts: 7

    Hi Ellen
    I know that a PET

    Hi Ellen
    I know that a PET scan will show the most detail of all the scans. An MRI will show mostly the muscle tissue. My thought is that a PET scan is the way to go. Best of luck. Prayers to you and your brother/
    Tina

    PET -- MRI - CT
    Ellen -

    PET -- Positron Emission Tomography -

    Check out this link -- good information on your question

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positron_emission_tomography