PET-CT Scan refers to Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography Scan detects the starting signs of heart disease, brain disorder, and cancer. A small amount of injectable radioactive materials called radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals detect diseased cells.
To check the symptoms of various diseases such as cancer, including breast cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, coronary artery disease, heart attack, and other heart problems this PET-CT scan is used. Even brain disorders like brain tumors, epilepsy, dementia, and Alzheimer's disorder will be detected through this test.
PET-CT Scan Cost in India
|Test Type||Imaging Tests|
|Preparation||Before the scan - stop exercising for 24 hours, follow a special diet for 12 to 24 hours, and never drink or eat anything except water for 6 hours prior to the scan. Seek specific instruction from the consulting doctor.|
|Report||Within 24 to 48 hours.|
|PET-CT scan cost in Hyderabad||Rs. 15000 to Rs 32000 approximately.|
|PET-CT scan cost in Vizag||Rs.15000 approximately.|
|PET-CT scan cost in Nasik||Rs. 15000 to 18000 approximately|
|PET-CT scan cost in Aurangabad||Rs. 16000 approximately|
|PET-CT scan cost in Nellore||Rs. 15000 approximately|
|PET-CT scan cost in Chandanagar||Rs. 6000 to Rs. 10000 approximately|
|PET-CT scan cost in Srikakulam||Rs. 15000 approximately.|
|PET-CT scan cost in Sangamner||Rs. 15000 approximately|
|PET-CT scan cost in Kurnool||Rs. 8000 to 10000 approximately|
|PET-CT scan cost in Kakinada||Rs. 16000 approximately|
PET-CT Scan test costs in India at different locations may vary
Findings of a PET-CT
PET-CT Scan finds solid tumors in the brain, prostate, thyroid, lungs, cervix or other body parts. It even evaluates colorectal, lymphoma, melanoma, and pancreatic tumors.
You must visit a doctor for abnormal findings and get a complete diagnosis and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
It might not show all types of cancers. This PET-CT scan can show only solid tumors in the brain, prostate, thyroid, lungs, and cervix cancers. They might be read along with other test findings to confirm a cancer.
PET-CT scan highlights the high metabolic activity inside the body that need not be cancer. That can be an area of inflammation, infection, trauma, or surgery recently done.
The doctor will use iodized contrast dye, which causes side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, itching, flushing, and mild rash. In some rare cases, a serious all-body allergic reaction called anaphylaxis may occur.
You were recommended for this scan if you are suspected to have cancer based on your symptoms, physical exam, or other tests. It is also recommended to see the effectiveness of recent cancer treatment.
Certain food to avoid after a PET-CT scan is
- Dry beans
- Fruit juices
- Sugar, honey, desserts or candy,
- Starchy vegetables
PET-CT scan gives accuracy of 97%-100% about cancer and 62 to 100% on detection of recurrent tumors.
It takes approximately 30 minutes.
This scan will not hurt or give you pain while performing scanning.
No, there will be no sickness after the PET-CT scan. You can do your routine work as usual.
5 glasses of water you need to drink. Feeding mothers need to wait for 24 hours to resume breastfeeding