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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 :

NABHNABLJCI
PET Scan
Continental Hospitals Private Limited

Continental Hospitals is a part of the Parkway Pantai Ltd. Parkway Pantai is one of the region's largest integrated private healthcare groups with a network of 22 hospitals and more than 4,000 beds throughout Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India, .....

Rating :

PET Scan
Smile Essentials

We are a state-of-the-art clinic and we give you more reasons to smile rather than to fear about visiting a dentist. The first and most important reason is that we use pain-free dentistry techniques and therefore you need to be fearless about drills and pain! Our c.....

Rating :

PET Scan
GNH Hospitals

GNH Hospital at Gurgaon is multi superspecialty hospital catering to patients from all over the world. The hospital has truly put the city of Gurgaon on the international map as large number of patients from different parts of the world come to the hospital for adv.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Jain Eye Hospital And LASER Centre

Jain Eye Hospital & LASER Centre is a tertiary care referral centre appropriate and ethical management of all eye diseases. We take care of all aspects of eye health. We are a self-contained, ultra-modern ophthalmic centre and are conveniently located at AG-152.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Stoma Advanced Dental Care

Greetings From Stoma..!! It is our pleasure to introduce you to our center of dental excellence set in the heart of South Mumbai (India). At Stoma we believe in bringing you the best of dental technology combined with individual, personalized attention for each and.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Indus International Hospital

Indus International Hospital is a branch of Indus Healthcare which has two Hospitals, one Diagnostic Lab and One Day care Clinic in the City of Mohali. Now Indus Group is coming up with its next project “a state of art Hospital providing World Class facilitie.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Global Hospitals,Mumbai

We are one of the leading Quaternary Care Healthcare providers in India today with a network of nine (9) hospitals and over 2500 beds with hospitals located in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Treating more than 5000 international patients annually from ov.....

Rating :

NABHNABL
PET Scan
PUSHPAWATI SINGHANIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute (PSRI) is a multispecialty institute of national & international repute. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care and high level patient satisfaction. The state-of-the-art facilities coupled with latest e.....

Rating :

PET Scan
Orange Ray

Orange Ray is a multi-speciality wellness centre which houses various alternative healing modalities and therapies along with multiple fitness options. At Orange Ray, we use minimal or NO medicines, surgery-advised patients are spared the trauma of the knife. Our O.....

Rating :

NABHNABL
PET Scan
BGS Global Hospital

Global Hospitals Group, India’s most renowned healthcare services provider offering better care, cutting-edge research and advanced education to caregivers, is one of the country’s fast growing chains of Multi Super Specialty Tertiary Care Hospitals offering healthcare services of .....

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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
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DR SANGEETA  GUPTA
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