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.
* 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.
This test costs around Rs.27,000-28,000/- Reach certified diagnostic centre as early as possible for best results.MAKE A PAYMENT BOOK TEST SAMPLE
|Test Type||PET Viability Scan Cardiac|
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