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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.
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.