PSMA PET CT Scan

If prostate cancer recurs after initial treatment, such as surgery and radiotherapy, it is often hard to detect. The Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen based PSMA PET/CT imaging scan is a globally renowned scan which measures PSMA tracer uptake with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanner. The scan uses a small amount of a radioactive compound or tracer as it moves through your body. The tracers bind to PSMA – a protein that’s found in high levels on the surface of prostate cancer cells, and lights up on the scan. By combining the images of PET and CT scans, your doctor can pinpoint the exact location of the cancer.

    Male:
    -Recent Creatinine blood test reports (not older than 15 days) required. At least 4 hours fasting required.

    Female:
    - Recent Creatinine blood test reports (not older than 15 days) required. At least 4 hours fasting required. For Female patients of reproductive age, LMP is required to avoid any testing if pregnant, else Negative Urine Pregnancy Test report is needed.

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Facility: PET-CT Scan
Specialization(s): Cancer Care

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Facility: PET-CT Scan
Specialization(s): Cancer Care

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PET-CT scan?

Positron emission tomography (PET) is an advanced imaging method that offers insights into the functionality of tissues and organs. This imaging procedure generates three-dimensional internal body images, aiding physicians in the diagnosis of a wide range of medical conditions, injuries, and disorders.

Why do I need a PET-CT Scan?

PET scans are employed to detect abnormal cellular activity rather than internal structures, making them effective for identifying certain diseases that other imaging methods may miss. Physicians often request PET scans when there is suspicion of cancer or concern about cancer metastasis. Additionally, they are used to assess damage following a heart attack or stroke and to monitor a patient's response to treatments for neurological, cardiovascular, or cancer-related conditions.

How does PET-CT work?
In a PET-CT scan, a radioactive form of glucose, known as a radiotracer, is injected into the arm's vein. The body absorbs the radiotracer, after which both a PET scan and a CT scan are conducted to obtain a comprehensive view of the body's processes.
What happens after the PET-CT Scan?
After a PET scan, patients can typically leave the PET center immediately, unless they feel fatigued due to fasting. It is crucial to stay well-hydrated throughout the day to facilitate the elimination of the radioactive substance from the body.
What are the risks associated with a PET-CT Scan?
PET scans are a painless imaging procedure with minimal risks. However, because they involve the use of a radiotracer, there is a potential for radiation exposure. Women should inform the radiologist if they are pregnant or breastfeeding to ensure appropriate precautions are taken.

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