We are the only Hospital in entire Western Maharashtra (except Pune) to have PET/CT Scan services
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.
Onco-Life Cancer Centre, unlike most PET Scan in Pune & Mumbai, is available within the hospital premises. Being a super specialty we have all cancer related treatments & diagnostics under one roof of which PET/CT Scan plays an important part.
After PET Scan in Pune & Mumbai, Onco-Life Cancer Centre, Satara is the first & only hospital to facilitate PET/CT Scan facilities in entire Maharashtra State.
We house the latest PET/CT Scan Machine which provides high precision & clarity along with lesser procedure time.
A PET-CT scan combines a CT scan and a PET scan. It gives detailed information about your cancer.
A PET-CT scan helps in:
- Diagnosing Cancer
- Finding out how big a cancer is and whether it has spread (stage a cancer)
- Deciding whether you can have surgery to remove your cancer.
- Deciding which is the best course of treatment.
Checking whether your cancer has come back
A PET-CT scan can help u learn the cancer's exact stage. Stage is set based on where and how much it has spread, and if it is changing how your organs work. Understanding this helps you and your doctor choose the best treatment. It also helps doctors predict your chance of recovery.
Doctors also use PET-CT scans for:
- Finding the right place to do a biopsy.
- Finding out if the cancer treatment provided is working as per expectations.
- Evaluating how well the treatment has worked so far.
PET-CT scan in the radiology department as an outpatient. A radiographer operates the scanner. It usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
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