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  • 3.0T Digital MRI

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  • Open Standing MRI

    The Open Standing MRI, The G-Scan

  • Cone Beam Dental CT

    Redefining maxillofacial & dental imaging

  • PET-CT

    Pioneers of PET-CT in India

  • 128/64 Slice CT

    Highly Advanced CT Scanning

  • Shear Wave Fibrosis Scan

    Fibrosis Scan for Liver

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    4D ECHO & Stress Echo machine VIVID E9

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    Pulmonary Function Testing

PET-CT

PET-CT Scan?

PET-CT India is a advanced molecular imaging procedure that provides a way to diagnose disease through the measurement of metabolic activity. CT stands for Computerized Tomography. CT is an X-ray test that generates a detailed view of the anatomy of structure of organs and tissues in the body. The CT scan can show the structural details of blood vessels, lymph nodes and organ systems.A PET CT India a combination of a PET scanner and a High Resolution Multi-slice CT which fuses the functional images of PET with the high resolution structural images of CT.

How does PET-CT Technology help?

By combining the strengths of the two modalities, the PET CT scanner affords unparalleled diagnostic capabilities, particularly in the fields of oncology (cancer), cardiology and neurology. By using a 32 slice/second MDCT and by doing a contrast enhanced multi-phasic CT and combining it with functional information of PET, the examination can give all the information required for staging and management of disease in a single test, rather than undergoing separate examinations.

PET helps physicians to improve the accuracy of a diagnosis, create an individualized treatment plan, and closely monitor a patient's progress.

Radiation oncologists can use PET CT 's combined information about metabolic activity and anatomical location to better tailor radiation fields reaching all the cancer cells while avoiding damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. Surgeons can use PET CT to pinpoint exactly where to perform a biopsy or surgical excision.

How does PET-CT Work?

During a PET scan, the patient is first injected with a radiopharmaceutical compound, usually FDG, a radioactive glucose compound. The compound distributes throughout the body and accumulates in various organs depending on the metabolic activity within the organ or tissue. Because cancer cells usually have a higher metabolic rate than surrounding cells, they absorb more of the tracer and will show up more prominently on the image. The PET CT scanner detects the FDG accumulated in glucose-avid organs or tissues and creates images that are displayed as colour-coded images.

At the Mahajan Imaging, a high resolution 3-dimensional contrast enhanced CT Scan is obtained in most cases. Acquiring 0.625 mm thick slices in all planes, using volume acquisition on a 32 slice/second MDCT, obviates the need for a separate CT scan examination and makes the PET CT very cost-effective. Where necessary, CT Angiography is also performed in the same sitting.

Major Indications for PET-CT

PET CT And Cancer

  • Staging of Cancer: PET is extremely sensitive in determining the full extent of disease, especially in cancers. Confirmation of metastatic disease allows the physician and patient to more accurately decide on how to proceed with the patient's management.
  • Checking for Recurrences: PET is currently considered to be the most accurate diagnostic procedure to differentiate tumor recurrences from radiation necrosis or post-surgical changes. Such an approach allows for the development of a more rational treatment plan for the patient.
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Chemotherapy : The level of tumor metabolism is compared on PET scans before and after chemotherapy cycle. A successful response seen on PET scan frequently precedes alterations in anatomy and is considered to be an earlier indicator of tumor shrinkage than might be seen with other diagnostic modalities.

PET CT And Neurology

  • PET CT can reveal abnormal functional and structural patterns in the brain, helping to assess patients with various disorders, including epilepsy and dementia
  • Localize areas of the brain causing epileptic seizures — determine whether surgery is an option.
  • Provide key diagnostic information for Alzheimer's disease in select patients.
  • Differentiate among dementia disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease.
  • For pediatric neurology patients, PET CT particularly aids in defining the seizure focus site for epileptic seizure disorders

PET CT And Cardiology

  • PET CT provides unparalleled insights into myocardial viability. This often helps to determine the optimal treatment path– identifying whether a patient is a candidate for coronary angioplasty, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, or heart transplantation. At our centre we have the unique capability of fusing PET/SPECT images with CT coronary angiography for the first time in South Asia.

PET CT And Infection

  • There is a growing body of evidence that PET CT is very valuable in diagnosis of infection and for follow-up to determine eradication of disease. It can be very useful in patients with fever of unknown origin (PUO). PET CT may provide objective evidence of when to stop treatment in selected patients with tubercular infections. It may also be useful in determining infection in joint implants.

Exam Preparation

  • There is very little preparation needed for a PET CT exam. Typically you will be asked not to eat 6-8 hours prior to the exam but you should drink a lot of water before the scan. If you're taking medication please consult with your physician before the exam. Most medications can be taken on the day of the exam. Please avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise 24 hours before your appointment. If you are diabetic it is important that your blood sugar be in control for at least a week before the scan. If your blood sugar is high on the day of the scan the doctors at the PET CT centre may have to correct it by injecting a short-acting insulin. Alternatively your scan may be deferred till such time that your sugar comes under control. You may be asked to put on a gown for the exam, so dress comfortably and expect to change your clothes. Please do not wear any jewelry. Please bring any related test reports including CT or MRI films. PET CT Scans are not done on pregnant patients. So please consult with your doctor if you think you are pregnant. Plan to spend about 3 hours at the PET CT Centre.

The Exam

Prior to the exam you will receive a small injection of radioactive sugar (FDG). You will be asked to sit or lie down on a comfortable chair or bed for 30-60 minutes while the FDG travels throughout your body. It is important that you do not talk, read, walk around or chew gum during this period. In some cases you may be asked to drink medicine (oral contrast). This will be at regular intervals before the actual scan is performed. After this short time, the technologist will assist you to the scanner. The CT portion of the exam is completed first followed by the PET portion. An intravenous non-ionic iodinated contrast may be injected for the CT scan. It is important that you don't move for the duration of the scan. The length of the exam is determined by your height and area of interest. Most PET CT scans at our centre are typically completed within 20-30 minutes.

After the Scan

Once the scan has been performed you may resume normal daily activity. Even though the FDG and contrast will quickly leave your body, you can expedite the process by drinking plenty of water after your scan is complete. Your PET CT result will not be immediately available, but the reading physician will contact your referring doctor to convey all pertinent information gathered from the scan. You can collect your scan report the next day.

Important

Since the radioactive glucose prepared for you is expensive and has a very short life it is imperative that you keep your appointment on time. In case you need to cancel your appointment please inform us at least 24 hours ahead.

Available At:

Mahajan PET-CT & Nuclear Medicine Centre
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital , Rajinder Nagar,
New Delhi - 110060

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