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Is The Positron Emission Tomography Scan A Risky Thing To Do
Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the positron emission tomography scan?
Maybe: Taking a pet study is easy and painless. You will get an injection of a radioactive substance (glucose) and relax in a calm quiet area. Then the technologists will have you lay on a motorized table and you slowly are moved through two large open tubes that scan you. You won't feel anything otherwise and can keep your eyes open or closed. A relaxing medicine can be given if absolutely necessary. ...Read more
No: It's an expensive test that is reserved for specialized indications. ...Read more
IV "stick": This is painless though you may feel the pain of an IV as it si stuck into you during the test. The dye is not typically allergic and no pain is involved. Some patients feel claustrophobic. ...Read more
Pet indications: Pet is good to show in vivo abnormal functional areas--it has limitations--it would be nice if cheaper, more available and the pictures come superimposed on MRI pictures---may benefit us in dementia--separate radiation necrosis from active brain tumour--separate infectious from degenerative area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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