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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.

Preparation for DOTA NOC Scan

  • 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.
  • Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the X-ray.

Why Get Tested for DOTA NOC Scan?

  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

Provided By

Mahajan Imaging Centre (RN)

Rajinder Nagar, NEW DELHI
Mahajan Imaging Centre  (RN)



Mahajan Imaging has a history of bringing new technologies into the private sector in the country for example standing weight bearing MRI, Cone Beam Dental CT, functional MRI, MR tractography, MR mammography, CT coronary angiography, 4D ultrasound with tomography, PET-CT, CT-guided robotic biopsy, digital mammography and DEXA bone densitometry. Continuing the said trend, they have recently installed Asia’s 1st Silent MRI technology and India’s first Dual Energy Spectral CT Scanner with the most advances cardiac imaging capabilities in the world. There are currently seven centres in New Delhi, with the standalone centres in Hauz Khas and Defence Colony. The other centres located in prestigious hospitals including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, PSRI Hospital, Fortis Hospital, BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital.