Whole Body PET-CT Scan (FDG)

A Nuclear Medicine Imaging Test, known as a Whole Body FDG PET CT scan, is frequently employed to identify various types of cancers, heart ailments, neurological disorders, infections, and Pyrexia of Unknown Origin (PUO). It involves the injection of a radioactive glucose tracer (18F FDG), which is then measured by the PET Scanner as it is taken up by tissues in your body that are in a fasting state. This comprehensive PET CT scan is primarily utilized for the purposes of detecting, staging, and assessing treatment response for a wide range of cancer types.

    Fasting Requirements:
    - A fasting period of 4-6 hours is necessary for the test.
    - Overnight fasting is preferred for optimal results.
    - During fasting, only plain water is allowed.

    Diabetic Patients:
    - Diabetic individuals should have a light breakfast at 6am on the day of the test.
    - It is crucial to follow the prescribed diabetic medication regimen.
    - DO NOT forget to take your diabetic medication on the morning of the test date.
    - Please inform us about your diabetic history so that we can plan accordingly for your test.

    Documentation:
    - Remember to bring your old medical reports and any relevant CDs with you for the test.

    Do reach out to us in case of any confusion.

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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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