FDG Brain PET-CT Scan

India’s fastest-growing network of PET scan centres

India’s fastest-growing network of PET scan centres

10+ years of experience

10+ years of experience

Affordable and accurate diagnosis

Affordable and accurate diagnosis

2 lakh+ patients served pan-India

2 lakh+ patients served pan-India

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About Brain PET CT Scan

About Brain PET CT Scan

FDG Brain PET-CT Scan is a non-invasive imaging which helps in evaluating tumours, dementia and diagnosing Alzheimer's and Parkinson disease. All brain metastases may not be apparent on a FDG PET-CT scan and an MRI head may be performed where clinically indicated. FDG Brain PET-CT scan uses 18F-FDG as a radioactive tracer (given through an IV). It requires a doctor’s prescription and 5-6 hours fasting before taking the test. Book Brain PET-CT Scan at an affordable cost and get reports verified by our expert doctors within 24-48 working hours.

Process of FDG Brain PET-CT Scan

Preparations for PET-CT Scan

  • Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or metal objects.
  • At least 6 hours of fasting before the scan, but the patient can have plain water.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise 24 hours prior to the scan.
  • Avoid diabetes medicine 6-8 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can schedule your whole body PET-CT scan by following ways:

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

  • Cash
  • Online through credit/ debit card/ online banking

  • Yes, doctors will study your medical history.
  • Previous PET-CT reports (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.

  • Blood sugar level is checked before injecting the radioactive material
  • Height and weight is recorded
  • You are asked to change over to centre clothing.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or metal objects.
  • At least 6 hours of fasting before the scan, but the patient can have plain water.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise 24 hours prior to the scan.
  • Avoid diabetes medicine 6-8 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.
  • A contrast dye may be injected during the procedure.

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.

Brain PET-CT scans are generally safe.

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