PET CT SCAN

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PET-CT is a diagnostic imaging test primarily used for detection of Cancer. We at Apollomedics hospitals have GE Healthcare’s latest PET-CT Discovery IQ machine.

GE Healthcare’s latest PET-CT innovation delivers both excellent image quality and consistent quantitation, without compromise.

In our endeavor to battle cancer, the Apollomedics hospitals offers PET-CT scans at an affordable price with best-in-class imaging quality.

State-of-the-Art, Discovery IQ Whole Body PET-CT Scan. With industry’s lowest Radiation Emission from this PET CT machine, we take due care to provide you best-in-class diagnostic images while maintaining highest safety standards.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

PET and PET-CT scans are performed to:

  • Detect cancer.
  • Determine whether a cancer has spread in the body.
  • Assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapies.
  • Determine if a cancer has returned after treatment.
  • Determine blood flow to the heart muscle.
  • Determine the effects of a heart attack, or myocardial infarction, on areas of the heart.
  • Identify areas of the heart muscle that would benefit from a procedure such as Angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery (in combination with a myocardial perfusion scan).
  • Evaluate brain abnormalities, such as tumors, memory disorders, seizures and other central nervous system disorders.
  • Map normal human brain and heart function.

PRE-TEST PREPARATION

  • Fasting: 4-6 hours of fasting is required. Overnight fasting is preferred. During the period of fasting only plain water is allowed.
  • Ongoing Medication: Kindly inform us about any ongoing medications for you may require a special preparation for your examination.
  • Advise for Diabetics: To perform the scan blood sugar level should be less than 150 mg/dL, Diabetic patients should have light breakfast at 5:00 am on the day of test, and must take the advised prescription. It is important not to miss the diabetic medication in the morning of the test date. Please inform us about your diabetic prescription for us to plan the needful for your test.
  • Creatinine And Urea Tests: It is mandatory to have blood test levels for serum creatinine checked before the examination. Incase a high value of creatinine, please approach us to connect with you with our doctor, for further advice.
  • Clinical Records: While coming for PET scan please carry all your relevant medical records for reference (Doctor’s prescription, previous CT/MRI films along with reports, treatment summary, discharge papers, surgery details, biopsy / post surgery histopathology reports etc). Submission of such clinical records helps doctors to work-up and identify your case-specific diagnostic detailing.
  • Old Records: If a prior PET scan has been performed, kindly do not forget to bring DICOM version in a CD and reports. Without CD of the previous PET scan, comparison for measuring improvement or deterioration of cancer will not be possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is PET scan?

PET CT Scan is a diagnostic tool which helps identify cancer in the body and stage of cancer.

Is this PET CT Scan associated with any risk?

This scan takes a minimum quantity of radiotracer chemical which is injected and not harms anything. If you are pregnant then information should be given to the physician.

I have been suggested PET CT Scan in Lucknow, where should I go?

Visit Apollo hospital Lucknow in uttar Pradesh for the best PET CT Scan services and consult our nuclear medicine expert

Where can I find the best PET CT Scan in Lucknow?

At Apollo hospital Lucknow, you'll get the most advanced machine and comprehensive reports provided by highly experienced nuclear medicine expert.

When PET Scan done at Apollo hospital lucknow?

We are doing PET CT Scan on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

What are the precautions to be taken before PET CT Scan?

Kindly contact our helpline number: +91-8429029849

I have been suggested to undergo PET CT Scan for prostate, is it possible in lucknow?

Yes, at Apollo hospitals Lucknow. We have PSMA (Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen).

I want to undergo PET CT Scan for my personal satisfaction, can I go? where to go? what to do?

Kindly visit Apollo hospital lucknow, meet our oncologist and ask them to advice you PET CT Scan. This scan only be done when an oncologist suggest you. For more information call our helpline number +91-8429029849.

How do i prepare for my pet scan/ PETCT?

You need to starve/ fast for atleast 8 hr. However you can drink water as per your thirst.

what type of cancers can be detected by petct scan?

A PET CT Scan detects all types of cancer cells present in body viz uterus cancer, oral cancer tongue cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and others. It may also detect some tumors which may turn into cancer in future.

My 6 year old child is adviced PET CT Scan, where is it possible in Lucknow?

Visit Apollo hospital lucknow for PET CT Scan, but in case of children below 10 years of age are required to take precautions.

Is there any helpline for PET CT Scan?

Yes, give us a call at +91-9599514875

What is the cost of PET scan in Apollo hospital Lucknow?

You can call us for the quotation.

Is this PET scan painful?

No, there is no procedure which makes it painful.

Who is best doctor for PET CT Scan / Gamma Scan in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh?

Dr. Narvesh Kumar (Consultant, Nuclear Medicine)

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