PET CT Brain / Brain PET Scan
What is PET Scan Brain?
PET (positron emission tomography) CT Brain or is a radiology test that help your doctor understand the functioning of your brain. PET CT Brain is also called PET Brain, PET Scan Brain or Brain PET Scan.
PET CT Scan uses the interaction of the radioactive substance, that is injected in the body of the patient, with the rays from the machine to generate very clear images about the functioning of your brain.
While tests like MRI and CT Scan are very good at giving the information about the anatomy and structure of the brain, PET CT Scan gives information about the functioning of the brain. In many brain related disorders, anatomical changes in the brain take place over a relatively long time. However, the functioning of the parts of brain reduces much earlier. PET CT Scan can identify the reduction in this functioning and hence can diagnose many diseases much before they result in changes of brain anatomy.
Why is PET Scan Brain Prescribed?
PET Brain useful for the following:
- Cancer in brain
- Monitoring cancer’s response to treatment
- Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
- Diagnosis of dementia
- Identification of the right area for surgery related to seizures
How does PET CT Brain Work?
The radioactive substance that is put in the body of the patient, interacts more with the areas of brain where glucose metabolism is high. This information is captured by the PET Scan machine, and doctors can see exactly which areas of brain are active and which are deteriorating. To know more about how PET Brain is an excellent tool for diagnosis of many brain problems in time, read here.
What is the procedure of PET CT Brain?
PET Scan machine is a round large machine which looks like a doughnut. There is a table attached to the machine on which the patient lies down. The table will move inside the machine for the test to be done.
- You may be required to fast for 8 to 10 hours before the test. You may take water though.
- If you are under any medication, let the doctor and the lab know.
- If you are pregnant, do inform your doctor. The radiation from PET Scan machine may be harmful for the fetus. Hence, pregnant women are generally not asked to get a PET Scan done.
- You should leave your jewellery or any other metal object at home.
- You may be required to change into the lab gown for this procedure.
When you reach the lab, the lab will inject or ask you to drink the radioactive substance. It usually takes an hour for this substance to be absorbed by our body. The PET Scan Brain is conducted after that. The test itself may take around 30 minutes.
Many people are worried about the impact of the PET Scan radiation. The radiation is very low and is generally believed to be not harmful. The benefits of getting the PET Scan Brain done generally far outweigh the risks. To know more, read here.
What is the cost of PET Scan of Brain in Delhi / NCR?
The cost of PET Brain in Delhi varies from ₹4,999 to ₹16,000. You may check the cost and book your PET Scan Brain test here.
What is the cost of PET Scan of Brain in Mumbai?
The cost of PET Brain in Mumbai varies from ₹4,999 to ₹18,000. You may check the cost and book your PET Scan Brain test here.
What is the cost of PET Scan of Brain in Hyderabad?
The cost of PET Brain in Hyderabad varies from ₹4,999 to ₹18,000. You may check the cost and book your PET Scan Brain test here.
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