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Frequently Asked Questions About PET CT Scan
What is a PET CT scan?
Positron emission tomography is the full form of PET CT scan. A PET scan or a PET CT Scan is used to check diseases in the body. A full-body PET Scan can detect how you’re your organs and tissues are working.
A small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein. This substance under the PET Scan machine can look at the blood flow, oxygen use and metabolism in your body at the cellular level.
The amount of radioactive substance is quite low and hence is not considered harmful.
CT scans provide detailed pictures of tissues and organs, while a PET scan reveals the activities of the tissues and organs, better results are obtained when the CT scan and PET scan are combined.
Thus helping the doctors to decide the accurate diagnosis.
How is a PET scan performed?
- At the beginning of the PET scan procedure, a small amount of radioactive material is injected into the body. The patient does not feel any different.
- It usually takes up to an hour for the radioactive substance to be absorbed by the body. The patients have to wait till.
- After around an hour, the patients are taken to be a PET CT scan machine room and asked to lie on a table there. The table moves up and the patient will move into the PET scan machine. The machine has a larger opening than an MRI. A PET scan procedure takes about an hour to complete.
- For PET CT scan most labs will ask the patient to observe 8 to 12 hours fasting. Patients can drink water but cannot drink tea or coffee.
Why is a full-body PET CT scan prescribed?
The most important reason for prescribing a PET CT scan is for the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer. As cancer is spreading its wings in India, the use of PET scans is increasing.
Reasons for using PET Scan:
- Diagnose cancer
- Make decisions about cancer therapy
- Determine how well is the body responding to the cancer treatment
- Brain disorders
- Disorders of heart
- Disorders of the central nervous system
Are there any risks associated with PET scans?
During a PET CT scan, a patient is exposed to radiation from the X-rays and the radioactive drug. The radiation in the radioactive tracer is very small and goes away (decays) very quickly.
This is generally considered as not harmful to the body. However, pregnant women are generally advised not to have a PET CT Scan as the impact of its radiation on the fetus is not known.