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Is the positron emission tomography scan a risky thing to do?

Is the positron emission tomography scan a risky thing to do?

No: It' just a diagnostic dose of radiation, like having a ct scan. (if someone thinks you need a pet scan which is a specialized test and expensive) it's probably safer for you to have it than to go without it.). ...Read more

Tomography (Definition)

"tomo" comes from the greek word for "cut" or "slice". "graph" comes from the greek word for "writing" or "drawing". Computed tomography (or ct) uses a computer to form/make/draw many separate image slices of the inside ...Read more


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Is there any pain involved in a positron emission tomography scan?

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

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What is the definition or description of: tomography?

"Picture slices": "tomo" comes from the greek word for "cut" or "slice". "graph" comes from the greek word for "writing" or "drawing". Computed tomography (or ct) uses a computer to form/make/draw many separate image slices of the inside of a person's body. ...Read more

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What is a computered tomography angiography?

What is a computered tomography angiography?

CTA: It is an intravenous contrast-enhanced CT scan with technical parameters that optimize detailed visualization of the arterial system. 3D and multiplanar data reconstructions can produce images that look similar to standard catheter angiography. From a patient's point of view, the scanning experience won't be much different from getting a standard CT scan with contrast. ...Read more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the positron emission tomography scan?

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

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What is risk in regards to computed tomography?

Small: Xrays small risk of cancer. Contrast small risk of reaction or renal damage. Go to acr accredited scanner to be safe. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What is computerized tomography (ct)

Imaging...: A 'ct' scan is a very sophisticated imaging procedure designed at taking detailed pictures of one's bodies; to help the doctors better pinpont the causes of what ails you. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more