A HYNIC-TOC scan is a scan done with the help of a gamma camera, used to diagnose and evaluate the progress of neuroendocrine tumours most commonly located in the intestine, pancreas or lungs. Your doctor may want to diagnose, stage, plan radiotherapy or see response to treatment with the findings of the scan.
Stop taking thyroid medicine 3 days in advance of the date of appointment.
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 (CT, MRI report of the affected area).
History of any soreness, rigidity or tremors.
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: 3 hrs.
Scan duration: 15-20 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.
(Depending on the type of scan and provided another scheduled patient has cancelled. we may consider taking in walk-in patients if So do check in with our reception and our billing executives at our centre.)
We may have to reschedule or cancel appointments at times because of reasons beyond our control – short-supply or no supply of the isotope used for the scan from an external source, 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.