What is PET CT Cardiac ?
The Obstetrical Color Doppler test is an imaging test performed as a part of Biophysical Profile (BPP) during third trimester of pregnancy. It uses ultrasound to create an image of the blood flow patterns in the umbilical cord with respect to both mother and the fetus which helps to detect and diagnose health conditions associated with abnormal blood flow.
Why is PET CT Cardiac done?
- To diagnose and assess fetal health conditions like intrauterine growth retardation or IUGR, reduced movements of fetus in the third trimester
- To identify cases of multiple fetus
- To diagnose conditions like high level of amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) and low level of amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios)
Preparation for PET CT Cardiac
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
- You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.
- Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.
- Inform your doctor and technician if you have any stents, implants or pacemakers in your body.
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.
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