When I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 1998, the first thing my doctors did was order a battery of tests to see if the cancer had spread. The test they did NOT order was a PET scan. Positron emission tomography (PET) was still very expensive and not easy to read. The machine that combined the PET scan with the CT scan went into clinical use at the University of Pittsburg in 1998. Because it was so effective,... read more..