PET scan or positron emission tomography is a type of diagnostic imaging study. It is widely used in diagnosing and monitoring many disease conditions. PET scans are often used to detect cancers in the body. It is also used to look at blood vessels for the heart blocks causing a reduction in blood flow. PET scans are very useful in visualizing brain anomalies and seizures as well.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have recently visited ER due to a sob. Then, I was diagnosed with a pleural effusion of the left lung. Blood work and urinalysis completed during the visit showed normal values. I had a chest X-ray and CT scan, which confirmed such and revealed a mass in this area. The next day, I went ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of pleural effusion with mass in the lung, any doctor should do the suspect tumor in the lung. Other conditions can cause pleural effusion like infection, inflammation, etc.; these conditions would have shown in the pleural fluid analysis. The option you... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I would like to get an opinion about my PET scan. I have attached my PET scan report for your reference. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 d... Read Full »