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Neuroendocrine tumors are tumors that begin in neuroendocrine cells. There are various types of neuroendocrine tumors such as Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP NETs), Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (GI NETs), Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors etc.

DOTA NOC PET CT Scan is also known as Ga-68 DOTA-NOC. This imaging scan is used to diagnose Neuro Endocrine Tumors (NET). Neuroendocrine tumors involve both endocrine glands and the nervous system. In this scan, the patient is injected with a radioactive tracer Ga-68 DOTA-NOC and then PET Scan is performed.

Why is DOTA NOC PET Scan Done?

Doctors recommend DOTA NOC PET Scan for various purposes such as:

  • Evaluating neuroendocrine tumors 
  • Diagnosing and staging of neuroendocrine tumors such as pancreatic cancer, Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP NETs), Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (GI NETs), Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, etc.
  • Detecting metastasis
  • To follow up for the patients with pancreatic cancer
  • To measure the effectiveness of the ongoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumor

What is the procedure for DOTA NOC PET Scan?

  • To perform the procedure of DOTA NOC PET Scan, the mentioned below steps will be followed.
  • The technologist will insert an IV into your vein and inject the radioactive tracer GA-68 DOTA NOC into your Intravenous (IV)
  • You will be instructed to relax for about 45 minutes to 60 minutes while the radioactive tracer binds to somatostatin receptors. The somatostatin receptors are highly expressed in Neuro Endocrine Tumours (NET)
  • Once the radioactive tracer absorbs properly, Technologist will take you to the scanning room for the scanning procedure.
  • We will ask you to lie on the scanning table on your back with arms above the head and the scanning table will be moved to the PET CT scanner.
  • PET CT Camera will take the images
  • Once the scan is complete, the technologist will slide you out of the scanner.
  • The complete procedure takes around 2-3hours

How to prepare for DOTA NOC PET Scan?

  • 4 hours of fasting is required
  • Wear hospital gown
  • Remove all metallic objects from your body be it jewelry, spectacles, removable dentures, hair pins, etc.
  • Pregnant ladies must inform the doctor/ radiology nurse/ technologist, as the radiation may affect the fetus.

After Care

  • Maintain distance from pregnant ladies,  infants, and young children for a few hours
  • Drink a lot of fluid to flush the radioactive tracer out of your body

What is the cost of a DOTA NOC PET Scan?

The cost of the DOTA NOC PET Scan near me in Delhi is INR 18,500. Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre is offering the DOTA NOC PET Scan at a huge discount of 50%, so you can get your test done at INR 18,500

Book DOTA PET CT Scan online at Ganesh Diagnostic Centre

To provide hassle-free diagnostic service we also provide online service to book your appointment. At Ganesh Diagnostic, you can book DOTA PET CT Scan Test online by scheduling your appointment. Quick, non-invasive PET CT appointment is available for detailed insights into your body. Schedule now for a comprehensive health assessment. We are 24/7 Open at your service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The DOTA PET CT scan is also known as the Ga-68 DOTA-NOC scan. It is an imaging scan technique that helps to diagnose neuroendocrine tumors(NET) that involve both endocrine glands and the nervous system.

Yes, a special radioactive tracer or contrast dye is injected into your system. The commonly used dye in DOTA PET CT scan is Ga-68 dotatate. the dye is injected into the veins of your arm or hand.

The DOTA PET CT scan is used to diagnose and evaluate endocrine tumors with the help of a radioactive tracer. The radioactive tracer is injected into your veins. The radioactive tracer is called Ga-68 dotatate. It can help determine pancreatic cancers, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, GI NETs (gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors), detect metastasis, or evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing treatment of neuroendocrine tumors.

The preparation that you need to make before the scan will be given by your healthcare provider beforehand. General preparation before your DOTA PET CT scan is to avoid eating anything at least 4-6 hours before the scan, to not take any metal object alongside during the scanning, and to inform about chronic diseases or pregnancy beforehand.

The risks of a DOTA PET CT scan due to the tracer are very rare as the tracer is relatively safe to use but it can rarely cause allergic reactions which can be resolved with proper care and consult with your doctor/healthcare service provider. Other risks can be due to ionising radiation, although the radiation hazards are minimal as the tests are conducted under safety limits.

For NET patients, the DOTA PET CT scan contains a sensitivity of 97.0%, a specificity of 95.1%, and an accuracy of 96.6%. The scan is a painless and accurate test in the detection of NET lesions.

You can get a free consultation from our doctor, Dr Ravin Sharma (MBBS, MD in Radiology) who is available at our center with Mob. no- +919212125996 and availability 24*7*365 days.

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