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18F-FDG Brain PET-CT

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18F-FDG Brain PET-CT is performed in many conditions such as Memory loss, difficulty in communicating or finding words, visual and spatial disabilities such as getting lost while driving, difficulty in reasoning or problem-solving, and difficulty handling complex tasks such as planning or organizing etc. This is also performed in neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink or death of brain cells and in the case of unintended or uncontrollable movements.

Test information: Fasting: 4-6 hours

Reporting: Within 2 hours*

  • Patient should be fasting for 4-6 hours before the appointment.
  • Drinking plain water is allowed and encouraged. There is no need to hold urine.
  • Diabetic patients should NOT take anti-diabetic medicines, including insulin, on the appointment day. If fasting blood sugar is more than 200 mg/dL, kindly consult your physician and get it controlled, and it should be below 200 mg/dL on the day of the scan without taking any anti-diabetic medicine or insulin.
  • Please carry all previous medical records, i.e. doctor's referral, reports of previous PET-CT, CT scan, MRI, biopsy etc. and the treatment records. Previously, if PET-CT is done, kindly carry CD to compare any changes since the last study.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, or drugs that may affect cerebral glucose metabolism.
  • Always try to reach 15 minutes before appointment time as the radiopharmaceutical (tracer) used for 18F-FDG PET-CT has a short half-life, and any delay may cause tracer decay, and you may be rescheduled for another day.
  • Please carry identification proof such as an Aadhar card, pan card etc.
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