Areas where bone growth is fast absorb more tracer and shows up as bright or “hot” spots in the reports. Hot spots may point to problems such as arthritis, a tumor, a fracture, or an infection.
There is no special preparation required.
After the injection is given to the patient, it is advised to stay well hydrated.
If in doubt about pregnancy, women patients should do a pregnancy test. If positive, PET-CT is generally not recommended.
Lactating women should pump and store their breast milk before a PET-CT scan. It is safe to breastfeed the child 24 hours after the scan.
Doctor’s prescription or note indicating the type of scan to be done.
Entire current medical file and prescription set to be aware of any medical conditions and allergies, including details of treatment history.
All relevant previous reports, CDs and scan images ( fracture/trauma/fall, reports of cancer).
Recent Serum Creatinine and Blood sugar reports (preferable to do it on the day of the scan in our lab since it is most indicative of the blood sugar and creatinine levels at that time).
Only one accompanying person is recommended.
Home-cooked food for the patient to eat after the scan.
Total time: 4-5 hrs. approx.
Waiting time after injection: 1-1.5 hrs.
Scan duration: 15-30 mins.
Patients can eat, drink and take medication.
Patient is required to be under observation in the clinic for approximately half an hour after the scan, till the concerned staff confirms.
It is best for the patient not to be close to children or pregnant women for the rest of the day to avoid exposing them to any radiation.
For appointment call 8869906990 or write at firstname.lastname@example.org atleast 1 or 2 days prior to the required date of appointment.
(if another scheduled patient has cancelled we may consider taking in walk-in patients. Do check in with our reception and our billing executives at our centre.)
We may have to cancel and reschedule your appointments at times because of reasons beyond our control – short-supply or no supply of the isotope used for the scan, machine breakdowns, etc.
As we have no control over this situation, Medcare Diagnostics would not be held liable for any harm or loss arising out of such cancellations.