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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
No Problem: Here are Diet instructions 12 hours before your appointment: Eat a low carbohydrate diet. Foods like meat, hard cheese, tofu, eggs, and vegetables wi ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably not: Usually not eat or drink 6 to 8 hours not eating prior to scan. Drink 24 to 36 ounces water night before exam. Refrain from exercise for 48 hours be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
MaybeNothing: Pet/ct can show a region of hypometabolism, yes. But you describe many areas, including bilateral areas. That is much harder to accurately define on ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
PET of Brain is a ..: Useful adjunct (additional) test, but should not be interpreted in a vacuum. It should be performed to help differentiate between 2 or 3 clinical dia ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Depending on what you are getting the pet scan for, they are more or less sensitive. If the pet is being done as surveillance or colon cancer, it is g ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
NO!: Pet/ct is an excellent tool for cancer diagnosis and evaluation of therapy, but it does not actually 'look' at the lining of the colon. Often we see a ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No...: There is often diffuse physiologic tracer uptake in the bowel on pet/ct. More focal tracer uptake can often be seen in the ileocecal region in normal ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
May be benign tumor: PET scan shows the degree of metabolic activity and the CT shows the dimensions of the lesion that is producing metabolic activity(or lacking it.). I ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Flight: With or without flight to india? (assuming from U.S.).
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Metabolism: Pet ct scan of brain looking for increased or decreased up take of f18 fdg, metabolism of glucose. Glucose metabolism is high in areas of tumor and in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
25 years experience Radiology
PET/CT scan: You need to fast for 4 hours first, then you will recieve an injection of a small amount of radioactive glucose (i.e. Sugar). Next you will sit in a r ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
CT's define: Anatomy; pet's assess energy consumption (metabolism). Put them together and you see what is bigger than it supposed to be, what's in the neighborhood ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
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Not really: Pet-ct involves IV injection of a radiotracer, so there is a needle stick. Then, you have to lay in the scanner without moving for a while, which can ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
PET/CT vs. CT: Pet/ct scan has 2 sets of images (pet ; ct images) which are fused for interpretation. The ct part provides anatomic info while the pet part provides ... Read More
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