Advanced DOPA PET Imaging for Accurate Brain Assessment

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 DOPA PET CT Scan

About DOPA PET Scan

DOPA PET scan of the brain helps diagnose and manage Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, dementia and brain tumours. It also helps in monitoring cancer progression and evaluating neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. DOPA Brain PET scan also monitors relapse of brain tumour in patients after surgery and/or radiotherapy. It uses 18 F-DOPA or F-DOPA as a radioactive tracer. Book DOPA PET Scan at an affordable cost and get reports verified by our expert doctors within 24-48 working hours.

Process of DOPA PET CT Scan

Preparations for DOPA PET-CT Scan

  1. Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or metal objects.
  2. 5-6 hrs fasting is recommended.
  3. Avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise 24 hours prior to the scan.
  4. Lactating women to store her breast milk (Breast feeding can be done only after 24 hours).
  5. 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 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.
  • 5-6 hrs fasting is recommended
  • 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.

DOPA PET-CT scans are generally safe.

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