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PET CT Scan Test

PET CT SCAN

Madat Trust / copewithcancer has made a special arrangement for discounts for PET CT Scan investigations through quality medical service providers.

Starting From:    INR 9,999/-

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Please note

    • PET CT will be done by prior appointment only and on submission of this duly completed and printed form at the centre.
    • All patients should have a referral note from the doctor for the Whole Body PET-CT study.
    • An additional cost of Rs. 100 per film would be charged at the Centre for CT films, if needed as a part of the report.
    • Madat Trust has made a special arrangement for discount through ChuzDr
    • Please call us for any assistance

 

What is PET CT Scan?

PET is an abbreviation for positron emission tomography, and PET scan is a type of imaging evaluation which utilizes small amounts of radioactive material called tracer to observe if the organs and tissues in the body are intact or they have been affected by a disease. This is why it can be used as an important diagnostic tool to assess the occurrence of a disease by detection at a very early stage so the possibility of treating it will be easier.

What is the procedure for PET scan?

  • A very small amount of radioactive substance called a tracer (an example of commonly used drug is called fluorodeoxyglucose; FDG,) is introduced into your blood.
  • This is done by inserting a needle into the arm vein and administering the tracer with a syringe through the needle.
  • The tracer then flows with the blood while slowly accumulating in the tissues and organs. This usually takes about 1 hour.
  • The Radiologist Technologist will then ask you to empty your bladder and lie on a flat scanner bed attached to the scanner shown below:
  • You will be slid into the tunnel-shaped scanner for 20-30 minutes, during which the scanner will detect signals emitted by the tracer which had built-up in your organs.
  • The Technologist will ask you to remain still on the bed, while the test is being performed, because lots of movements produce blurry images, making reading and interpretation of the images difficult.
  • The scanner is hooked up to 3D computer which records the signals and use them to create images which a Radiologist Specialist is able to read and interpret.
  • When all the images are taken, you will be slid out of the scanner, which means the test is completed.
  • In certain disease conditions, the tracer build-up and metabolism is either a) abnormally high, (called hotspot) as in the case of cancer, because the cells in that organ location are overgrowing; or b) very low, (called cold spot), as in Alzheimer’s disease, because most of the cells have been destroyed in the organs. These differences, compared to normal tracer uptake and metabolism make it possible to detect which part of an organ is affected by a disease.