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Hi Carole,I live in New Jersey and had the PET scan at the University of Medicine and Dentistry,(UMDNJ), where I had my resection.Originally, I had about 5 CAT scans, at different times.They just showed that I had a “cavitary mass” and nodules.From what I understand, the Pet scan shows some kind of biological activity in both cells and the bacteria.Before the PET scan,you are injected with some kind of “radioactive” dye which makes the active cells “light up”.(That’s how my doctor described it.)I saw all of the reports from my CAT scans, but not of the PET scan-by then, it was pretty certain that I needed the surgery.The PET scan was more of a “tool “for helping the doctor to determine things. Hope that I’ve at least answered some of your questions.Barbara