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PET Scan

A positron emission tomography or a PET scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how the tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan test uses a radioactive drug called tracer to show this activity. The tracer is generally injected, swallowed or inhaled, depending on the site of organ or tissue being examined. The tracer collects in areas of the body that have higher levels of chemical activity, and that often corresponds to the area of diseases. On a PET scan, these areas show up as bright spots.

A PET scan is useful in revealing or evaluating several conditions such as cancers, heart ailments, and neurological disorders. Often, PET images are combined with CT or MRI scans to generate a special diagnosis.

 

 

 


 


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How PET Scans helps in detecting Cancer?

During PET Scans, cancer cells show up as bright spots because they have a higher metabolic rate than normal cells. PET scans help useful in:

  • Detecting cancer cells
  • Analyzing the spread of cancer
  • Analyzing the progress of a cancer treatment
  • Determine any cancer recurrence

What type of Cancer PET Scans helps in detecting?

PET scans must be analyzed and interpreted with expert help as more often noncancerous conditions can look like cancer, and some cancers do not appear on PET scans. Many types of solid tumors that do appear during PET scans are:

Brain               Cervical                      Head and neck             Lung              

Colorectal       Esophageal                Melanoma                    Pancreatic     

Thyroid          Prostate                     Lymphoma


FAQ's

Should I eat before the PET scan?

 No, the PET scan works directly from the amount of glucose or sugar in the body, and as we eat the levels of sugar increase in the blood and will interfere with the scan result.

How long does a PET scan last?

 The initial part of the PET scan involves the injection of a radioactive isotope after which the patient has to wait for an hour before the scan will be done.

Why there is a gap between injection and scan?

One of the key points for PET scans is that the patient needs to rest before the scan in order to allow for the body to be as normal as possible in relation to muscle activity.

How is a PET scan different from a CT or MRI scan?

 A PET scan reveals energy changes at a cellular level which allows detection of smallest cancers and differentiates between benign and malignant tumors whereas a CT or MRI detects structural organ or tissue changes that occur later with the more progressed disease.


Range Of Treatment Cost

500 - 900 USD

How PET Scans helps in detecting Cancer?

During PET Scans, cancer cells show up as bright spots because they have a higher metabolic rate than normal cells. PET scans help useful in:

  • Detecting cancer cells
  • Analyzing the spread of cancer
  • Analyzing the progress of a cancer treatment
  • Determine any cancer recurrence

What type of Cancer PET Scans helps in detecting?

PET scans must be analyzed and interpreted with expert help as more often noncancerous conditions can look like cancer, and some cancers do not appear on PET scans. Many types of solid tumors that do appear during PET scans are:

Brain               Cervical                      Head and neck             Lung              

Colorectal       Esophageal                Melanoma                    Pancreatic     

Thyroid          Prostate                     Lymphoma

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I eat before the PET scan?

 No, the PET scan works directly from the amount of glucose or sugar in the body, and as we eat the levels of sugar increase in the blood and will interfere with the scan result.

How long does a PET scan last?

 The initial part of the PET scan involves the injection of a radioactive isotope after which the patient has to wait for an hour before the scan will be done.

Why there is a gap between injection and scan?

One of the key points for PET scans is that the patient needs to rest before the scan in order to allow for the body to be as normal as possible in relation to muscle activity.

How is a PET scan different from a CT or MRI scan?

 A PET scan reveals energy changes at a cellular level which allows detection of smallest cancers and differentiates between benign and malignant tumors whereas a CT or MRI detects structural organ or tissue changes that occur later with the more progressed disease.

Range of Treatment Cost

500 - 900 USD

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PET Scan

A positron emission tomography or a PET scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how the tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan test uses a radioactive drug called tracer to show this activity. The tracer is generally injected, swallowed or inhaled, depending on the site of organ or tissue being examined. The tracer collects in areas of the body that have higher levels of chemical activity, and that often corresponds to the area of diseases. On a PET scan, these areas show up as bright spots.

A PET scan is useful in revealing or evaluating several conditions such as cancers, heart ailments, and neurological disorders. Often, PET images are combined with CT or MRI scans to generate a special diagnosis.

 

 

How PET Scans helps in detecting Cancer?

During PET Scans, cancer cells show up as bright spots because they have a higher metabolic rate than normal cells. PET scans help useful in:

  • Detecting cancer cells
  • Analyzing the spread of cancer
  • Analyzing the progress of a cancer treatment
  • Determine any cancer recurrence

What type of Cancer PET Scans helps in detecting?

PET scans must be analyzed and interpreted with expert help as more often noncancerous conditions can look like cancer, and some cancers do not appear on PET scans. Many types of solid tumors that do appear during PET scans are:

Brain               Cervical                      Head and neck             Lung              

Colorectal       Esophageal                Melanoma                    Pancreatic     

Thyroid          Prostate                     Lymphoma

Should I eat before the PET scan?

 No, the PET scan works directly from the amount of glucose or sugar in the body, and as we eat the levels of sugar increase in the blood and will interfere with the scan result.

How long does a PET scan last?

 The initial part of the PET scan involves the injection of a radioactive isotope after which the patient has to wait for an hour before the scan will be done.

Why there is a gap between injection and scan?

One of the key points for PET scans is that the patient needs to rest before the scan in order to allow for the body to be as normal as possible in relation to muscle activity.

How is a PET scan different from a CT or MRI scan?

 A PET scan reveals energy changes at a cellular level which allows detection of smallest cancers and differentiates between benign and malignant tumors whereas a CT or MRI detects structural organ or tissue changes that occur later with the more progressed disease.

500 - 900 USD

Top Hospitals

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NABH
PET Scan
Venkateshwar Hospital

At Venkateshwar Hospital, state of the art technology and dedicated medical practitioners have been brought together under one roof for giving ethical medical care. Equipped with the most modern equipment and Information Technology, our practitioners work together as a team to provide the best.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Fortis Hospital - New Delhi

Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, is a multi super speciality hospital offering super specializations within departments, with the mission of providing quality medical care. This is one of the largest hospit.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Medicover Fertility

Currently present in 15 countries (UK, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, and now, India), Medicover has over 3,000 medical centres in its network. Medicover is the largest private health.....

Rating :

NABHNABL
PET Scan
Sarvodaya Hospital And Research Centre

Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre is amongst the finest medical institutions in Faridabad. Spread across 4.25 acres, the hospital has 300 Beds, 65 ICU Beds, 6 Operation Theatres, and a floor based Cath Lab. It delivers care-base.....

Rating :

NABHNABL
PET Scan
Paras Health Care Pvt Ltd

Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon is the 250 bedded flag ship hospital of Paras Healthcare. It is a state of the art multi super specialty hospital providing a complete spectrum of advanced medical and surgical interventions with a comprehensive mix of inpatient and outpati.....

Rating :

NABHJCI
PET Scan
Aster Medcity

Aster Medcity is a Quaternary care healthcare center in the south Indian city of Kochi and one of the largest in the state of Kerala. It is owned and managed by Aster DM Healthcare, a Dubai based healthcare conglomerate founded by Azad Moopen. This was the third ve.....

Rating :

NABHNABLJCI
PET Scan
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Ltd

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Delhi, a pioneer and centre of excellence in cardiac care, is recognised for its path-breaking work and service to the numerous heart patients, who have benefitted from treatment, at its facility. Armed with clinical expertise.....

Rating :

PET Scan
International Fertility Centre

International Fertility Centre (IFC) is a network of 10+ IVF clinics located in India, Nepal and Afghanistan and has its headquarters in New Delhi. IFC is backed with India’s leading IVF specialist Dr. Rita Bakshi along with a solid team that is committed to .....

Rating :

NABH
PET Scan
SHARP SIGHT

Established in 1998, Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals) is among the largest provider of quality eye care in Delhi-NCR. We take pride in offering the latest world-class technologies for eye care and ophthalmic treatments at very affordable cost. Our team of ophth.....

Rating :

NABHNABL
PET Scan
SAKRA WORLD HOSPITAL

Sakra World Hospital is the coming together of Toyota Tsusho’s excellence in process driven systems and SECOM Hospital’s over 22 years of experience in running hospitals in Japan, across 18 hospitals with 5500 beds.Making Sakra World Hospital a very pro.....

Top Doctors

DR RAKESH KUMAR  GUPTA
Dr Rakesh Kumar Gupta

India

Specialty - Radiology

PADMASHREE PROF DR SNEH  BHARAGAVA
Padmashree Prof Dr Sneh Bharagava

India

Specialty - Radiology

DR CHARUDUTT JAYANT  SAMBHAJI
Dr Charudutt Jayant Sambhaji

India

Specialty - Radiology

DR BHARATI  SINGHAL
Dr Bharati Singhal

India

Specialty - Radiology

DR MAHIPAL  SINGH
DR MAHIPAL SINGH

India

Specialty - Radiology

DR SUNITA KAUL
Dr Sunita Kaul

India

Specialty - Radiology

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