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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Sophisticated: Positron emission tomography----a pet scan is a very sophisticated scan of the body using injected radio-isotopic materials that are taken up by diffe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Functioning: It is a functional test and shows which parts of the body are using the most glucose. This is an indirect measure of how active the cells are.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Cancer usually: The most common illnesses studied are various types of cancer. Frontal temporal lobe dementia can be differentiated from alzheimers disease from lewy ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Track a tracer: Pet scans make use of tracers, radioactive compounds that bind to specific compounds of interest. The tracer is injected and, after a few minutes, t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
Several reasons: Lung cancer, breast cancer, testicular and ovarian cancer, recurrent colorectal cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, recurrent brain tumors, tumor-therapy moni ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
NO : see a board certified radiologist.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Test heart function: A heart positron emission tomography (pet) scan is an imaging test using a radioactive substance to look for disease or poor blood flow in the heart. ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
More info: An increase in what? Please re-ask with clarification.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
25 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
A few: Lesions below a certain size may be too small to show up on pet (typically around 8 mm). It may show many "abnormal" lesions that may be unrelated to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
More info needed: It depends on why your son is getting the pet scan.

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