What is a PET scan?

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Positron Emission Tomography, PET is a nuclear medicine imaging test that helps the doctor to check cancer in your body. The scan uses a small amount of liquid radioactive tracer which is injected into the body and is used to diagnose a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers and brain and heart disease. The most common radioactive substance used for this purpose is FDG, fluorodeoxyglucose. These are either swallowed, inhaled or injected into the bloodstream and accumulates in the body where it gives off energy in the form of gamma rays. The tracer will get accumulated in areas of higher chemical activity and are detected by the PET scanners are bright spots these signals are converted into detailed images which shows how the tissue and organ is working.

The PET scan measures blood flow, oxygen use, how your body uses sugar, and much more. PET scan is an outpatient procedure which means that the patients does not require an overnight hospital stay. A PET scan is useful in evaluating several conditions which includes many cancers, heart disease and brain disorders. Often, PET images are combined with CT or MRI scans.

The latest and Latest PET CT equipment in our centre has vast advantages including more image clarity for better assessment, faster scan time, low radiation exposure, enhanced patient comfort and large scalable field of view.

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