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Clinics & services

PET scans

PET scans

We take medical images of the inside of your body to show how your organs and tissues are working.

About us

Our Positron Emission Tomography (PET) service performs around 5000 scans each year, mostly for people with cancer, dementia and epilepsy.

We provide scans for patients as well as for research. Our research programs bring together basic molecular and cell biology discoveries and translate these to improve patient care for people with cancer and brain conditions.

Our services

We provide PET scans to:

  • See detailed images of your tumours
  • See if epilepsy surgery will be effective for you
  • Find out the extent of your dementia
  • Find out what kind of dementia you have
  • Perform research to improve our understanding of cancer and brain conditions


For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.

For health professionals

Find out how to refer your patient.

Contact us

Centre for Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Phone: 03 9496 5718

Fax: 03 9457 6605

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm


Professor Andrew Scott
Medical & Scientific Director, Molecular Imaging & Therapy


Level 1, Harold Stokes Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

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Postal address

Molecular Imaging & Therapy
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084