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What does positron emission tomography, or PET scan, for Ewing's sarcoma consist of?

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For a positron emission tomography scan (PET scan), you lie inside the PET scanner while a technician injects a small amount of radioactive sugar into a vein. The cancer cells show up brighter in the scan because they use more sugar than healthy cells.

From: What Is Ewing's Sarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: “Ewing sarcoma.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Ewing’s Sarcoma.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Ewing Sarcoma in Adults.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ewing sarcoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Ewing’s sarcoma,” “MRI.”

National Cancer Institute: “Ewing Sarcoma Treatment -- Patient Version.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

SOURCES:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: “Ewing sarcoma.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Ewing’s Sarcoma.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Ewing Sarcoma in Adults.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ewing sarcoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Ewing’s sarcoma,” “MRI.”

National Cancer Institute: “Ewing Sarcoma Treatment -- Patient Version.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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