All You Need to Know about MRI and PET

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If you are looking for the best PET/CT scan center in Mumbai, it is undoubtedly PET Scan Mumbai. It is the best PET scan center in Mumbai for cancer diagnosis as it has the best scanning technology known as Discovery IQ 5 Rings imaging machine. Get in touch with our radiology team to know more about your scanning requirements.

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All You Need to Know about MRI and PET/CT Scan Positron Emission Tomography PET Scans are often performed along with Computerized Tomography CT or Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI scans. While the PET scan provides your doctor with a clear idea of the complex systemic diseases by revealing the problems at a cellular level the CT and MRI scan reports provide information about the condition of internal tissues and organs in your body. PET scan which makes use of positrons involves injecting a tracer into your body. This enables the radiologist to get a clear view of the area of your body that is being scanned. Your doctor advises

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an MRI scan if he/she wants to look at your blood vessels or organs. On the other hand PET scans are recommended to understand your body’s function. MRI – What is it In the case of MRI exams radio waves and magnetic fields are used to capture images of organs and various other structures within your body. The images help doctors determine whether the tissues in some specific area of your body are injured or unhealthy. PET scan – What is it A PET scan produces images that help doctors diagnose issues or diseases and understand the functioning of your body. A special type of dye referred to as a radioactive tracer enables the machine to capture images which provide information as regards how your body is functioning. For example doctors get to know how your body absorbs sugar how your brain is working etc. PET scans are done to: • Diagnose cognitive function lapses • Check functioning of the heart • Diagnose cancer • Understand the body’s reaction to cancer MRI and PET Scan – Procedure Typically PET scans are performed on MRI/PET or CT/PET combination machines. As such the procedure is similar to that followed for an MRI scan. When the scan is performed on a combination machine: 1. The radioactive tracer is first injected and it takes about an hour for your body to absorb it.

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2. You may be asked to use headphones or ear to protect your ears from the machine’s noise. 3. You will have to lie on the table and it will be slid into the machine. 4. It can take up to one to one-and-a-half hours to complete the scan. 5. On completion of the imaging process the table will come out of the scan machine. PET/CT or MRI PET/CT machines are older compared to PET/MRI machines which are more expensive. Your doctor will decide whether you need an MRI scan or not. Further your doctor might choose a CT/PET scan over an MRI/PET scan for various reasons. Why your doctor might recommend a CT/PET • Recognized procedures • Familiarity • Been in use for a long time • Exams can be done swiftly • Accuracy is established • Less expensive • Better soft tissue visibility • Convenience if you also need an MRI • No radiation • Better time capture PET Scan Mumbai If you are looking for the best PET/CT scan center in Mumbai it is undoubtedly PET Scan Mumbai. It is the best PET scan center in Mumbai for cancer diagnosis as it has the best scanning technology known as Discovery IQ 5 Rings imaging machine. Get in touch with our radiology team to know more about your scanning requirements.

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