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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

Rating :

NABH
PET Scan
Amandeep Hospital

In 1990, Amandeep Group was established by Dr. Amandeep Kaur & Dr. Avtar Singh as Amandeep Hospital a 5 bedded specialty center for Orthopedics & Trauma management. What started as an institution to serve the needy today is res.....

Rating :

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BR Life Hospitals

With a strong belief of ‘giving back to the country’, BR Life is a leading healthcare services brand owned by Dr. BR Shetty. Under the banner of BR Life, we have super specialty healthcare facilities in India, Nepal and E.....

Rating :

PET Scan
VEDIC SUTRA WELLNESS CENTER

Vedic Sutra—A first of its kind Techno-Ayurveda centre was founded by doctor Anu Jaiswal to provide Therapies based on the unison of Technology with Ayurveda for curing the Ailments of Body.....

Rating :

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Meraki Dental Studio

Meraki Multi-Specialty Dental Studio is a state of the art facility with well-qualified dentists who believe in continued education and utilizing world’s latest technologies and procedures to offer unprecedented service and car.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Manipal Dwarka Hospital

Hospital Profile Description Currently Not Available

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

PROF DR KESAVAN T
Prof Dr Kesavan T

India

Specialty - Radiology

DR AMIT  SAHU
Dr Amit Sahu

India

Specialty - Radiology

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