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PET Scan in India

PET Scan or positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of nuclear  Imaging technique . Positron emission tomography (PET) uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers which help in evaluating  the functioning of organs and tissues. PET may detect the early onset of disease as it identifies body changes at cellular level .

Here we list most frequently asked information about PET Scan . In case you have any further questions or would like any other assistance, feel free to write to us.

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More About 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


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.

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

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.


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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