A PET scan (positron emission tomography) is a scan in which a radioisotope substance is injected and in most cases tagged glucose is given to the patient. This glucose gets concentrated in areas where there is increased consumption and therefore it is seen as increased density areas.
In your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) there is increased signal in the brain, liver, spine, kidneys and urinary bladder. It is important to know your detailed medical history to interpret the distribution of the glucose on the PET scan.
In some areas like brain, kidneys and urinary bladder there is a natural tendency to show increased signal in the PET scan. Please do write back with more detailed information about your medical problem.
I have a pituitary tumor which grew and changes the shape quickly. This is the reason why I was sent for the PET scan. I have also attached more pictures. I have a lot of body pain (fibromyalgia), secondary adrenal insufficiency due to the pituitary tumor, chronic migraine, chronic diarrhea, GERD, a couple of herniated discs in my cervical spine and cervical spine stenosis. Please guide me.
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