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...
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) viability imaging test helps to know how much muscle heart attack is damaged in the heart.
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.
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 and comfortable clothes.
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.
This test costs around Rs.27,000-28,000/- Reach certified diagnostic centre as early as possible for best results.
|Test Type||PET Viability Scan Cardiac|
PET Viability Scan Cardiac (PET Scan)
Within 24 hours*
The PET Viability Imaging is a Positron emission tomography (PET) viability imaging, which is used to further assess how much could the heart muscle could be damaged by heart attack or due to any heart disease.
This test is also used to determine whether the patient would be requiring angiography, any cardiac bypass surgery, the heart transplant or any other procedures.
There are known to be two parts to this viability test.
The two sets of PET images are reviewed together.
It is amongst a few imaging tools for which some limits have been imposed— currently, there are about three follow-up PET scans per individual, even when the doctors have only ordered them after detecting an anomaly on computed tomography (CT) scan.
It is seen that drinking plenty of the fluid post scan would help in flushing the radioactive material from the body.
As a precautionary measure, you are also advised to avoid any prolonged close contact with any pregnant women, with any babies or any young children for at least few hours after the PET scan, as one might be slightly radioactive during this period of time.
The images can be reviewed along with the appropriate medical history, any other imaging technique, reported by Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center by the Nuclear Medicine Radiologist or the Nuclear Medicine Physician.
Please ensure that a follow up appointment has been made with the referring doctor to further discuss your test results.
On day of the test
There is some sort of fasting required. For about six hours prior to your test: You are advised to not eat or even drink anything, except for water.
You can also take other usual medications unless and otherwise it is directed by the physician.
You are requested to bring all of the medications along with you in its original form.
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