Accurate Detection - The Key To Cancer Cure!!

What is PET / CT Scan?

PET / CT Scan ( Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography) is the standard imaging tool that can help physicians locate the exact location of cancer. It helps in early and accurate detection that enables you to take the right treatment decisions at the right time. 

The PET scan is a highly sensitive tool that can easily detect the metabolic signals of cancer cells that are actively growing within a person’s body. On the other hand, a CT scan offers precise internal anatomy images that clearly points out the shape, size and location of the cancerous growth. Thus, a combination of PET-CT scan helps in detecting the stage and details of cancer more accurately than any other detection method.  

Accurate Detection - The Key To Cancer Cure!!

What is PET / CT Scan?

PET / CT Scan ( Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography) is the standard imaging tool that can help physicians locate the exact location of cancer. It helps in early and accurate detection that enables you to take the right treatment decisions at the right time. 

The PET scan is a highly sensitive tool that can easily detect the metabolic signals of cancer cells that are actively growing within a person’s body. On the other hand, a CT scan offers precise internal anatomy images that clearly points out the shape, size and location of the cancerous growth. Thus, a combination of PET-CT scan helps in detecting the stage and details of cancer more accurately than any other detection method.  

12 Types of PET / CT Scan

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Our Milestones

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    Wide Experience

    1 Lakh+ patients tested/screened in 10 years (PET/CT, MRI, Mammograms)

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    Largest Group Of PET / CT Testing In Chennai

    Purasaiwalkam and Nungambakkam ( 2 locations)

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    Largest Number Of Scans For Various Cancer Types

    12 types of PET/CT Scans available.

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    Experienced Senior Doctors

    Over a decade of experience in testing Cancer Patients

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    Wide Experience

    1 Lakh+ patients tested/screened in 10 years (PET/CT, MRI, Mammograms)

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    Largest Group Of PET / CT Testing In Chennai

    Purasaiwalkam and Nungambakkam ( 2 locations)

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    Largest Number Of Scans For Various Cancer Types

    12 types of PET/CT Scans available.

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    Experienced Senior Doctors

    Over a decade of experience in testing Cancer Patients

Detection- Easy, Quick & Precise!

What Can A PET / CT Scan Detect?

PET / CT Scan can help detect not just one, but multiple health issues. PET / CT carefully scrutinizes the issues from a cellular level, thereby assisting the doctors in making the right diagnosis.

What Can A PET / CT Scan Detect?

PET / CT Scan can help detect not just one, but multiple health issues. PET / CT carefully scrutinizes the issues from a cellular level, thereby assisting the doctors in making the right diagnosis.

Cancer

Throat Cancer, Abdominal Cancer,Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer,Blood Cancer, Breast Cancer.

Heart Diseases

Coronary Artery Diseases, Heart Damage After Heart Attack.

Brain Disorders

Brain Tumors, Memory Disorders, Seizures.

Advantages of PET/CT in Anderson

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  • Pilot Film

        For easy tumor discussions

  • Data Archival

        Long term full image storage, for future comparison and treatment planning

  • PERCIST

        Standard method of planning for Tumor treatment and follow up

  • Multi-Modality Registration

        Fusion of MRI / CT / PET / Nuclear Medicine Images for tumor analysis

  • DICOM-RT

        Special post-processing for radiotherapy planning

  • Radiome PET/CT

        Futuristic AI Powered PET/CT

Advantages of PET/CT in Anderson

  • Pilot Film

For easy tumor discussions

  • Data Archival

Long term full image storage, for future comparison and treatment planning

  • PERCIST

Standard method of planning for tumor treatment and follow up

  • Multi-Modality Registration

Fusion of MRI / CT / PET / Nuclear Medicine Images for tumor analysis

  • DICOM-RT

Special post-processing for radiotherapy planning

  • Radiome PET/CT

Futuristic AI Powered PET/CT

How To Book a PET/CT Scan in Anderson

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Contact Our Help Desk.

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Send Prescription By Whatsapp/ Email.

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We recommend you the best PET/CT scan from the 12 scans available.

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We provide instructions about the scan. The scan costs vary from Rs.10,000 – Rs.20,000.

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You get the reports on the same day or the next day depending on the PET/CT scan type chosen.

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We provide instructions about the scan. The scan costs vary from 10,000 – 20,000.

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You get the reports on the same day or the next day depending on the PET/CT scan type chosen.

Cancer Susceptibility Rates in India

Cancer Statistics To Keep An Eye Out For!

  • Estimated Number Of Living People With The Disease- 2.25 Million.
  • New Cancer Patients Registered Every Year- 11,57,294 + lakhs.
  • Deaths Due To Cancer- 7,84,821.
  • Cancer Risk Before The Age Of 75 – 9.81% (Males), 9.42% (Females).

Deaths Due To Cancer In 2018

PERCENTAGE COUNT
MEN 9.81% 4,13,519
WOMEN 9.42% 3,71,302
TOTAL 19.23% 7,84,821
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How PET / CT Scan Helps Cure Cancer

The most common use of PET / CT is in the detection of cancer and the evaluation of cancer treatment. Your doctor may use a PET / CT scan to:

  • Diagnoses cancer accurately.
  • Detects the size and spread of cancer (Stage of cancer).
  • Determines whether you need surgery to remove the cancer.
  • Decides which is the best treatment method to be followed.
  • Keeps a tab on whether cancer makes a come back.
  • Helps to plan the radiotherapy treatment.

Studies prove that the top five cancers account for about 47.2% of cancer in both men and women. These cancers can be easily cured/prevented if it is detected early, diagnosed correctly and treated during the early stages. Thus, early and accurate detection has the potential to significantly lower cancer-related deaths.

How Does A PET / CT Scan Work?

  • The doctor injects a radiotracer in your vein. It can also be injected directly to the organ, taken it by mouth or breathed in.
  • The radiotracer will take 30-90 minutes to reach the target (Time varies according to the organ).
  • The organs and tissues will absorb the tracer. As the cancer cells have greater energy, they absorb the tracer more. Hence, they will be highlighted as brighter spots in the scan.
  • The patient has to stay still without talking. Some patients will be given medicines to help them relax.
  • After the patient gets ready, they will be taken to the scanning room and will be asked to lie down on a cushioned scanning table.
  • The table slowly slides inside a large hole, and the patient will be surrounded by the machine. The patient will have to stay as calm as possible during the scan.
  • The machine takes images. Depending on the organ tested, the time can vary up to 30 minutes.
  • The scan is not painful. In case the patient feels any discomfort, they can alert the staff by pressing the buzzer.
  • The entire scanning procedure is completed within 2 hours. The patient can go home immediately after the scan.

How Does A PET / CT Scan Work?

  • The doctor injects a radiotracer in your vein. It can also be injected directly to the organ, taken it by mouth or breathed in.
  • The radiotracer will take 30-90 minutes to reach the target (Time varies according to the organ).
  • The organs and tissues will absorb the tracer. As the cancer cells have greater energy, they absorb the tracer more. Hence, they will be highlighted as brighter spots in the scan.
  • The patient has to stay still without talking. Some patients will be given medicines to help them relax.
  • After the patient gets ready, they will be taken to the scanning room and will be asked to lie down on a cushioned scanning table.
  • The table slowly slides inside a large hole, and the patient will be surrounded by the machine. The patient will have to stay as calm as possible during the scan.
  • The machine takes images. Depending on the organ tested, the time can vary up to 30 minutes.
  • The scan is not painful. In case the patient feels any discomfort, they can alert the staff by pressing the buzzer.
  • The entire scanning procedure is completed within 2 hours. The patient can go home immediately after the scan.

General Precautions To Be Followed

Extra care has to be taken before PET / CT scan if you have the following conditions:

  • Previous history of severe allergic reactions.
  • Any recent sickness or any health issues like diabetes.
  • Taking medicines, herbal supplements or vitamins.
  • Pregnant or chances of getting pregnant.
  • Breastfeeding mother.
  • Claustrophobic (Fear of enclosed areas).

General Precautions To Be Followed

Extra care has to be taken before PET / CT scan if you have the following conditions:

  • Previous history of severe allergic reactions.
  • Any recent sickness or any health issues like diabetes.
  • Taking medicines, herbal supplements or vitamins.
  • Pregnant or chances of getting pregnant.
  • Breastfeeding mother.
  • Claustrophobic (Fear of enclosed areas).

Does PET / CT Scan Have Any Side Effects?

  • PET / CT scan is an entirely safe and secure routine procedure followed for all types of cancer detection.
  • PET / CT scan is successfully done over a million times all over the world without even a slight complication.
  • There are no side effects, and you will not feel any difference after the scan.
  • You can resume your normal activities soon after the scan unless your doctor restricts you from the same.

Do’s and Don’ts for PET / CT Scan

DO’S

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid the use of caffeine at least 24 hrs prior to the scan.
  • Wear a gown or loose clothing.
  • Inform the doctor or technician about any medications, herbal supplements or vitamins you take.
  • Provide a list of recent illnesses, allergies and other health conditions to the doctor.

DON’TS

  • Don’t consume any food 4 to 6 hours before the scan.
  • Don’t drink any liquid with sugar or calorie content quite a few hours before the scan.
  • Don’t wear any metal objects (watches, belt, hairpins, jewellery, dentures,glasses) during the scan.
  • Don’t wear any hearing aids or dental work that can be removed