Naf Bone PET-CT Scan in Lucknow

Naf Bone PET-CT Scan in Lucknow

https://www.nueclear.com/India’s fastest-growing network of PET scan centres

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Naf Bone PET-CT Scan in Lucknow

About PET-CT Scan

Positron Emission Tomography–Computed Tomography (PET-CT) detects bodily changes at cellular and molecular level to identify early onset of diseases, like cancer. PET-CT is more efficient than other imaging tests. PET provides functional data and CT provides quality anatomical images. PET-CT uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers or dye, a special camera and a computer for accurate diagnosis. Commonly used dyes include 18F-FDG, 68Ga-PSMA, 18F-DOPA and 18F-PSMA. PET-CT is recommended for staging the disease, understanding therapy response, detecting recurrence early and routine follow-ups after treatment.

At Nueclear, we provide reliable high-quality PET-CT imaging services to cancer patients across India at an affordable cost.

How to Reach

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Shakti Bhawan Bus stop, Distance: 900 metres, Time: 12 mins by walk.
Income Tax Bus stop, Distance: 950 metres, Time: 13 mins by walk

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Charbaug Railway station : 3.7 KMs, Time: 15 to 16 mins.
By Metro : Hazratganj Metro Station, Distance: 550m, Time: 8 mins by walk.

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Do’s & Don’ts Of PET-CT Scan

Essential guidelines for PET-CT scans

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Do's

  1. Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or metal objects.
  2. At least 6 hours of fasting before the scan, but the patient can have plain water.
  3. Follow dietary guidelines given by your doctor or physician
  4. Keep your valuables like, jewellery or watch at home
  5. You are advised to report one hour before the scheduled time
  6. Let the doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Lactating mothers need to store their breast milk (As breast feeding can be done only after 24 hours)
  7. Carry previous PET-CT reports, CDs, medical records, recent serum creatinine and fasting blood sugar reports.
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Dont's

  1. Do not reschedule your appointment without prior information
  2. Avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise 24 hours prior to the scan.
  3. Don’t drink or eat anything, except water, for 6 hours before the scan.
  4. Avoid diabetes medicine 6-8 hours prior to the scan.
  5. It is advised to take an adult attendant. Pregnant women and children cannot come as attendants to the centre.
  6. Do not forget to share your medical history with your doctor
  7. Remove anything that contains metal, during the test.

Preparations for PET-CT Scan.

  1. Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or metal objects.
  2. At least 6 hours of fasting before the scan, but the patient can have plain water.
  3. Avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise 24 hours prior to the scan.
  4. Avoid diabetes medicine 6-8 hours prior to the scan.
  5. Lactating women to store her breast milk (Breast feeding can be done only after 24 hours).
  6. Carry previous PET-CT reports, CDs, medical records, recent serum creatinine and fasting blood sugar reports.

Note:

  • It is advised to take an adult attendant. Children and pregnant women are not allowed to the centre as an attendant.
  • You are advised to report 1 hour before the scheduled time.

Frequently Asked Questions

PET-CT detects bodily changes at cellular and molecular level to identify early onset of diseases, like cancer. PET-CT is more efficient than other imaging tests. PET provides functional data and CT provides quality anatomical images. PET-CT uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers or dye, a special camera and a computer for accurate diagnosis. Commonly used dyes include 18F-FDG, 68Ga-PSMA, 18F-DOPA and 18F-PSMA. PET-CT is recommended for staging the disease, understanding therapy response, detecting recurrence early and routine follow-ups after treatment.

A PET scan can diagnose:

  • Various types of cancers (breast, lung, thyroid cancer etc.)
  • Certain heart conditions and Brain disorders like tumours, epilepsy, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

A PET scan measures essential functions within the body, including blood flow, oxygen utilisation, and glucose metabolism. Additionally, it can identify organs and tissues that may not be functioning optimally.
Your healthcare provider recommends this scan when he/she suspects cancer and certain  inflammatory conditions and infections. It is also recommended during treatment and follow-up sessions to:

  • understand the spread of cancer
  • understand treatment efficiency
  • detect cancer recurrence
  • understand cancer prognosis

If you have heart issues, take the scan to:

  • understand how healthy your heart muscles are
  • understand the damage after a heart attack

In neurological health issues, PET scan is recommended to evaluate possible brain abnormalities, such as tumours, seizures and other central nervous system conditions.

Radiotracer is injected into a vein. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a commonly used radiotracer. You may also get an IV injection of a contrast dye that helps produce sharper CT images. Cancerous cells absorb FDG. The patient is then imaged on a PET scanner. The scan locates malignant lesions called hotspots and produces images of the affected tissue. PET scan detects cellular-molecular activities within your body to help with accurate diagnosis at an early stage.

Nueclear focuses on accurate high-quality cancer diagnosis by testing, analysing, establishing and setting up diagnostic centres for nuclear scanning. We offer a range of comprehensive radiology solutions to diagnose a broad spectrum of ailments, mainly cancer. We use state-of-the-art imaging technologies, including CT and PET-CT scanners, to assist in cancer diagnosis, staging, monitoring treatment efficacy and evaluating disease recurrence. Nueclear also owns medical cyclotron units, which produce radioactive biomarkers such as FDG, PSMA and DOPA required for scanning.

You can book your PET-CT scan and CT Scan tests in the following ways:

  • Fill a form on the Nueclear website
  • Call us on 022-41289999 or 022-41282888
  • Reach out to us via email at info@nueclear.com or crm@nueclear.com

Our team will get in touch with you to book an appointment.

Affordability, accessibility, reliability and technological advancements make Nueclear better than its competitors.

You can share the prescription with us through Facebook Messenger. Its icon is available on our website. You can also contact our CRM team on their WhatsApp number 9223194040.

Get in touch with our CRM team on 9223194040 to cancel or reschedule your booking.

Contact our customer support team on 022-4128 9999 / 022-4128 2888 / 7506507061 to get an update on your booking status.

You can pay using a link sent to your WhatApp number by our customer support representative.

Your healthcare provider will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for the scan. In general, you should:

  • Make sure your provider knows your medications and medical conditions/history if any.
  • Inform your provider if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not eat for 6 hours before the scan. You can drink water. However, your healthcare provider may change this direction if you have diabetes.
  • In case of heart scan, avoid caffeine for 24 hours before the scan.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and leave metal accessories, such as jewellery, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins, at home.

  • An IV injection of a radiotracer, commonly fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)
  • Waiting for about an hour to allow the tracer to move through your bloodstream and get absorbed by cells
  • Likely an IV injection of a contrast dye to produce sharper CT images
  • You’ll lie on an exam table that slides in and out of the PET/CT scanner, which is doughnut- or tunnel-shaped.
  • During the scan, usually about 30 minutes, you must remain still. Movement can blur the images.
  • You’ll hear buzzing and clicking sounds as the scanner takes images.
  • A technologist will review the scans before you leave to ensure the images are in focus.

The patient is likely to spend nearly 3-4 hours at the scanning centre. Majority of the time is for preparation. The scan takes 20-30 minutes.

PET scans are generally safe and rarely cause problems, except in the following cases:

  • If you are allergic to tracers or contrast dyes, which is uncommon and usually mild in nature. The medical team gives you medication to quickly slow and stop its reaction.

You will receive the reports usually in 24-48 hours.

You can collect the reports from the centre. You can also choose to receive a softcopy on your email or WhatsApp or opt for a courier option.

  • You can schedule your bone PET-CT scan by following ways:
  1. Fill the form on Nueclear website
  2. Call us at 022-41289999/022-41282888
  3. Reach us via email at info@nueclear.com or crm@nueclear.com
  4. Our team will call you to book the appointment

  • Fill your details in the registration form.
  • Doctor’s prescription is checked and confirmed.
  • Duration: approx. 15-20 mins

  • You have the option to pay via -
  1. Cash
  2. Online through credit/ debit card/ online banking

  • Yes, doctors will study your medical history.
  • Previous PET-CT reports and CDs (if any). Medical records are photocopied for records and correlation.
  • Last menstrual period date is asked for females in reproductive age.
  • Patient declaration and consent is obtained.
  • Tell the doctors if you had an allergic reaction to contrast dye in the past, if any.

  • Height and weight is recorded
  • You are asked to change over to centre clothing.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or metal objects.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise 24 hours prior to the scan.
  • Lactating women to store her breast milk (Breast feeding can be done only after 24 hours).
  • Carry previous PET-CT reports, CDs, medical records, recent serum creatinine and fasting blood sugar reports.

Note:

  • It is advised to take an adult attendant. Children and pregnant women are not allowed to the centre as an attendant.
  • You are advised to report 1 hour before the scheduled time.

  • You lie on your back on a table-like bed. When the scan begins:
  • The bed moves into a doughnut-shaped scanner. Now stay calm because movement can blur your images.
  • The scanner captures pictures of the body part needed to examine.
  • When the exam is over, the table moves back slowly out of the scanner.

The patient is likely to spend nearly 3-4 hours at the scanning centre. Majority of the time is for preparation. The scan takes 20-30 minutes.

  • The reports usually take 24-48 hours.
  • You can collect your reports from our centres between 7 to 10 pm.
  • You can also receive them via courier, email or WhatsApp.

Bone PET-CT scans are generally safe.

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