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Cancer-PET Scan

PET Scans are used to investigate a number of conditions

  • Useful in detecting  cancer, Heart problems and brain disorder.

  • Epilepsy-  it can reveal which part of the brain the epilepsy is affecting, This can help doctors decide on the most suitable treatment.

  • Alzheimer’s disease: Brain cells that are affected by Alzheimer’s tend to use glucose more slowly than normal cells.

  • Cancer: PET scans can reveal the presence and stage of a cancer   helping  doctors decide efficacy treatment.

  • also helps diagnose   recurrence of cancer after treatment.

  • Heart disease: A PET scan can help detect which parts of the heart have been damaged .

  • Medical Research purpose:To study normal human brain and heart function.

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Procedure of PET Scan

Before Procedure :

  • You will be provided with complete instructions for how to prepare for your PET scan.

  • Inform your  doctor about any medicines  or supplements you are taking.

  • Inform  if you have any allergies

  • Any present  illnesses or other medical conditions, If you have diabetes, you’ll get special instructions for test preparation

  • Avoid scan if you are pregnant , suspect pregnancy , or are breast feeding .

  • Normally, you  should not consume any food for at least 4 to 6 hours before the scan, but adviced  to  drink plenty of water.

  • You will  need to remove all of your jewellery and body piercings because metal can interfere with the testing equipment.

Helpful: Preparing for your PET scan

During Procedure :

  • A  small amount of radiotracer will be injected into a vein. The tracer can also be breathed in as a gas, taken by mouth, or injected directly into an organ.

  • Depending on which the organ is involved, it may take from 30 to 90 minutes for the radiotracer to reach the targeted part of the body.

  • You will be asked to relax ,avoiding movement and talking.

  • You may be asked to drink some contrast material

  • You will then be moved into the PET/CT scanner and the imaging will begin

  • You will need to remain still during imaging. The PET scan takes 20-30 minutes.

After Procedure :

  • A radiologist will evaluate the images, and report the findings to a doctor.

  • Adviced to take plenty of liquid to flush the radioactive drugs out of their system more quickly.

  • You will be allowed to go home.

Click here to read story of patient who got PET Scan in India

Complications of PET scan :

Complications and risks of the test are minimal compared to the benefits  in diagnosing serious medical conditions

  • Allergic reactions though rare may occur but are usually mild.

  • Injection of the radiotracer may cause slight pain and redness which resolves quickly.

  • Women should always inform if they are pregnant, suspect pregnancy or if they are breastfeeding.

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Factors Affecting Cost Of PET scan

The cost to the patient depends on a variety of factors like

  • The hospital, the patient chooses.

  • Fee for the team of doctors, Radiologists

  • Standard tests procedures.

  • Treatment of complications if any

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