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PET CT Scan (Whole Body)

Also known as Nuclear PET Scan Whole Body
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test
  2. Inform your doctor and technician if you are pregnant or may be pregnant before the test.
  3. You will have to remove your jewellery and avoid wearing clothes with metal objects like metal zips, studs etc. which might interfere with the image
  4. Inform your doctor and technician if you have any stents, implants or pacemakers in your body.
  5. Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  6. It is mandatory to carry the duly signed and stamped prescription of the test which has the registration ID of the registered medical practitioner.

Understanding PET CT Scan (Whole Body)

What is PET CT Scan (Whole Body)?

A positron emission tomography (PET) CT scan is used to visualize the activity of body organs and tissues. A safe radioactive material/tracer is introduced into the body which accumulates in various body parts according to the chemical activity. After visualizing under a PET scanner the doctor is able to map the diseased organs as bright spots because of excessive accumulation of tracer. PET scan is generally recommended to detect cancer. It is also advised to diagnose certain brain and heart disorders.

PET scans shows metabolic changes occurring at the cellular level in an organ or tissue unlike other CT scans. It makes PET Scan a prompt and definitive diagnostic technique as diseases often begins at a cellular level.

PET CT Scan (Whole Body) test price for other cities

Price inHyderabadRs. 14450
Price inGurgaonRs. 12750
Price inNoidaRs. 12750
Price inChennaiRs. 11500
Price inGreater NoidaRs. 12750
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