We are the only Hospital in entire Western Maharashtra (except Pune) to have PET/CT Scan services
PET/CT Scan plays a vital role in detection of Cancer in any part of the body. More than 90% of people suspected of cancer/ cancer patients have to get a PET/CT Scan done.
This advanced nuclear imaging technique combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into one machine. A PET/CT scan reveals information about both the structure and function of cells and tissues in the body during a single imaging session.
During a PET/CT scan, the patient is first injected with a glucose (sugar) solution that contains a very small amount of radioactive material. The substance is absorbed by the particular organs or tissues being examined. The patient rests on a table and slides into a large tunnel-shaped scanner. The PET/CT scanner is then able to "see" damaged or cancerous cells where the glucose is being taken up (cancer cells often use more glucose than normal cells) and the rate at which the tumour is using the glucose (which may help determine the tumour grade). The procedure is painless and varies in length, depending on the part of the body that is being evaluated.
By combining information about the body's anatomy and metabolic function, a PET/CT scan provides a more detailed picture of cancerous tissues than either test does alone. The images are captured in a single scan, which provides a high level of accuracy.
The following are considered to be the biggest advantages of a PET CT Scan
- A powerful source of data to help make the right decisions
- Completely safe
- Helps to avoid a number of invasive procedures
- Can help avoid unnecessary surgery
- Can tell whether a tumour is benign or cancerous
- Can show all the organ systems of the body in a single exam, showing, for example, whether cancer has spread
- Detects the disease, often, before it shows up on other tests
- Is an early predictor of the patient’s response to therapy
- Assists in planning for radiation therapy