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This test uses a very small amount of a radioactive sugar to look for areas of activity in the body that might be caused by a tumor. The results of this test are not detailed like a CT or MRI scan, but newer machines can combine PET and CT scans to give a more detailed picture of activity in the body.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.