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  1. 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.
  2. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.


What is DOTA NOC Scan?

The DOTA-NOC scan is an imaging test where a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Computed Tomography (CT) scan is performed after injection of a radiotracer dye known as DOTA and NOC. The special cameras are then used to create the images of pancreatic tumors. The DOTA-NOC imaging test is very specific and sensitive to diagnosis of pancreatic tumors.

Why is DOTA NOC Scan done?

  1. To image and diagnose gastropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors or pancreatic cancer, and detect metastasis
  2. As a follow-up test for patients who have been diagnosed or treated for pancreatic cancer



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