PET CT Scan In Bangalore
What is PET/CT?
Why Choose Koshikaa Screening Centre for PET/CT:
- Cutting-edge technology for early disease detection.
- Safe and non-invasive procedure with minimal discomfort.
- Expert radiologists to interpret and analyse your scan results.
- Comprehensive evaluation of organ and tissue functioning.
Which diseases are detected and staged with PET scan?
1. Cancers and tumours
- Detecting cancer.
- Revealing whether your cancer has spread.
- Checking whether cancer treatment is working.
- Finding a cancer recurrence.
Many types of solid tumours can be detected by PET-CT and PET-MRI scans like -
- Head and neck
- Lymphatic system
2. Heart diseases
3. Brain disorder
How PET/CT works?
- Radiotracer Injection: A small and safe amount of radioactive material, known as a radiotracer, is administered through an intravenous (IV) line.
- Detection of Diseased Cells: Diseased cells in the body, such as cancerous cells, absorb more of the radiotracer compared to healthy cells. These areas of increased radiotracer uptake are referred to as “hot spots.”
- PET Scan Imaging: The PET scanner detects the radiation emitted by the radiotracer and creates images of the affected tissues, highlighting the locations of abnormal metabolic activity.
- PET/CT Scan Combination: In some cases, a PET/CT scan is performed, where the PET scan images are combined with X-ray images from a CT scan. This integration provides more detailed anatomical information and improves the accuracy of the diagnosis.
How PET/CT works?
- Provide a current list of all medications, vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you have.
- Abstain from food for six hours before the test (though this may vary for those with diabetes).
- Drink only water before the scan.
- Avoid caffeine for 24 hours before the test if the scan is related to a heart problem.
- Wear comfortable clothing and leaving metal accessories at home.
SCAN DURATION: The actual PET scan procedure typically takes about 30 minutes, but the entire process may last up to two – three hours due to the time required for the radiotracer to be absorbed by the body.
TO-BE-MOMMYS and BREASTFEEDING MOMMYS!! Please Inform your provider about the possibility of pregnancy or breastfeeding and follow the instructions advised by them
Side effects of PETCT scan and the remedies:
- PET scans are generally safe, as the amount of radiation in the radiotracer is minimal and does not stay in the body for long. Drinking plenty of water after the scan helps flush out the radioactive material.
- Certain groups of people should avoid PET scans, including pregnant, breastfeeding, or chest feeding individuals, as the radiation may be harmful to the foetus or infant.
- Allergic reactions to the radioactive tracer or CT scan contrast dyes are rare but possible, and medical teams can administer medications to address any such reactions if they occur.
- For individuals with diabetes, the sugar in the radiotracer may not be adequately absorbed, potentially affecting scan results, so modifications to diet and medications may be recommended before the test.