PET CT is a diagnostic imaging test primarily used for detection of cancer and several other ailments. The PET-CT Scan is a test that is done on a special PET-CT Machine which performs the 2 scans together. In the Whole Body PET CT Scan a single scanner performs CT Scan for anatomical image capture and a PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography) for measuring molecular imaging uptake of radiopharmaceutical isotopes, most common of which is the 18F-FDG Isotope. The Whole Body FDG PET CT scan is most commonly used for studying cancer, and has since decades played an instrumental role in the medical industry's fight against cancer by enabling better cancer diagnostics.
A Whole Body FDG PET CT scan is a nuclear medicine imaging test used commonly to detect a range of cancers, heart diseases, neurological conditions, infections and PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin). A radioactive glucose tracer (18F FDG) is injected and the uptake by tissues, which are in fasting state in your body, is measured by the PET Scanner. This Whole Body PET CT Scan is most commonly used for Detection, Staging and Treatment Response for a variety of Cancers.
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.
The PET CT Scan with Triple Phase Abdomen involves a Whole Body PET-CT Scan along with a special Triple Phase Evaluation for the Upper Abdomen. The PET-CT is a nuclear medicine imaging test used commonly to detect a range of cancers, heart diseases, neurological conditions, infections and PUO, Pyrexia of Unknown Origin. Radioactive glucose is injected and then taken up by tissues, which are in fasting state in your body. Activity within your body is then detected by the PET scanner which shows how tissue and organs are working. This test is most commonly used for Detection, Staging and Treatment Response for the Cancer in the body. Please check CT Abdomen PET-CT Scan with Triple Phase price in Delhi NCR, centers and other details here.
Additional Preparation :
4-6 hours of fasting is required. Blood test report for Urea and Creatinine is mandatory. For diabetic patients, please inform us at time of PET CT Scan FDG booking so needful guidance can be given to you. This test can only be performed if Blood sugar is less than 150 mg/dL at the time of testing. Incase your blood sugar levels are not under control, please plan your appointment after controlling your Blood Sugar levels with your treating physician. Do not consume excess sugar/starch/alcohol on the night before a test. For best results, please abstain from smoking for at least 03 days prior to your test. Please carry all your medical records to assist in the better report detailing and correlation. Since a special time-sensitive FDG dose is procured for you, please be on time for your appointment. The test may not be performable if you are late for the appointment. Cancellation charges of Rs. 5000/- will be applicable in case of no-show, late-show or cancellation after 8 pm the day prior.
House Of Diagnostics operates multiple leading PET CT Scan centres in Delhi and NCR, please click on the below links to see PET CT Scan cost or price and locations of PET Scan centers.
Your doctor will advise you which tracer is best for your PET CT Scan. The following PET Scan tracers and protocols are available with HOD:
The entire PET CT Scan procedure takes around 3-4 hours. Scanning time per se is approximately 30-45 mins de-pending upon the clinical conditions.
Knowing that PET-CT Scan is a leading tool for cancer diagnostics, we at HOD, put in a conscientious effort in bringing down prices to the lowest we can offer.
Dedicated PET-CT Helpline Number: 9582226310