Positron Emission Tomography (PET) viability imaging test helps to know how much muscle heart attack is damaged in the heart.
Why is it done?
This imaging test also helps to decide whether a patient needs to go for Angiography, Heart Transplant, Cardiac Bypass Surgery or any other treatment.
Radiologists will inject radioactive tracer (either rubidium-82 or ammonia-13) to your bloodstream and tie (if needed) to a narrow moving table before inserting into a highly advanced scanner. Machine takes around 30-45 minutes to capture the images of the targeted area with the help of a computer.
How does one prepare for a test?
You are advised to avoid a carbohydrate-rich diet before 24 hours and observe fasting as instructed by the Radiologist (basically 6-8 hours) before undergoing the test. Leave all metal items at home and wear loose & comfortable clothes.
• Doctor's prescription slip
• Documents related to medical history
• Any valid ID proof for verification
It is a comparatively safe test to undergo. However, maintain a safe distance from ladies and children for the next few days. Drink a lot of water to drain radioactive tracers.
Cost of PET Viability Scan (C):
This test costs around Rs.27000-28000/- Reach certified diagnostic centre as early as possible for best results.MAKE A PAYMENT BOOK TEST SAMPLE
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