PET/CT-Scan stands for Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography Scanning, a combination of PET and CT that is used to detect changes / activity of body cells using color as its media which will definitely produce more detailed results.
The common use of PET/CT-Scan is to diagnose cancer, determine the stage of the cancer and the best subsequent cancer treatment, and is one of the nuclear medicine technology that has been used around the world.
PET/CT-Scan uses FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose), which is a form of radioactive substances (radionuclides) containing glucose (sugar) as a tracer.
PET/CT- Scan is associated with very minimal risks. The quantity of radiation is very low and radioactive FDG will decay so quickly and disappear within a few hours. Related to the radioactive composition, the remaining FDG in the patient's body will be secreted through the urine. Family members of patients will not have the risk of being exposed to the radioactive as 90% of it will be gone from the patients’ body before leaving the hospital.
The clinical requirements before the examination are:
- Blood sugar do not exceed 140 mg/dl
- Ureum Creatinine within normal limits (if contrast is used for the examination). The tolerable Creatinine level is < 1.8 mg/dl.
Physical conditions may vary from one patient to another, therefore they are strongly encouraged to come and meet our doctors for medical history interview and any other matters relating to the PET/CT will be explained during the session.
Basically, the PET/CT-Scan is a safe examination, however for people with diabetes, allergies / asthma, pregnant women or nursing mothers, and people with claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces) are highly recommended to consult a doctor before the examination .
For further INFORMATION and REGISTRATION , please contact: PET - CT CENTER Ext . 28150 , 28151
(Monday - Friday: 08.00 – 16.00, Saturday: pukul 08.00 – 13.00)