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Nuclear Medicine is a type of medical imaging that provides detailed picture of what is happening inside the body at the molecular and cellular level, where other diagnostic imaging procedure such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound offer picture of a physical structure, nuclear medicine allows doctor to see how the body is functioning and to measure its chemical and biological processes.

This is a field of medicine which uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (radio pharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat diseases. The radio pharmaceuticals once introduced into the human body are detected by special types of cameras that work with computers to provide very accurate picture of the organ and area of interest.

Nuclear medicine can also be used for precision treatment in which a radioactive drug compound enters and destroy hyper function part of Cancer cells.

This branch of medicine at the hospital offers and enables doctors to personalize patient care, for diagnosis and is able to provide information that is unattainable with other imaging technologies by identifying the disease in its earliest stage and determining the exact location of a tumor before symptoms occur.

The procedure is non invasive, safe and painless used to diagnosis and manage the treatment not only of cancer but also heart disease, brain disorders, gastrointestinal disorder, lung disorder, bone disorders, kidney and thyroid disorder.

About PET-CT
PET-CT is the acronym for a very propwerful & advance medical imaging process called. Position Emission Tomography. It has become the new standard & latest approach to imaging in the diagnosis and management of Cancer, Heart Disease and Brain disorders. It is the most advanced method for metabolic imaging and is capable of precisely localizing and assessing tumors.

What is PET-CT
New advancement in Medical technology mergers PET & CT in one combining scanning system. The anatomical image produced by the CT scanner can be merged with the molecular images from Pet.

Introducing PET/CT and Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is now offering state-of-the-art PET/CT services, allowing us to provide with superior diagnostic information for patients with Cancer, Heart Disease, and certain Neurological conditions  In the three decades since its development, PRT has been demonstrated to be a clinically proven and safe method for imaging a variety of disorders. In recent years, the advantages of PET have been augmented by the addition of CT in the same gantry and this technology is now available at Bhagwan Mahveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Jaipur. Our specially trained Doctors, Technologists & Medical staff is experienced in PET and CT interpretation. The SIEMENS Biograph 16. PET/CT scanner at Bhagwan Mahveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre combines the latest in PET technology with a state-of-the art 16 slice CT scanner.

PET scans are commonly used to investigate the following Human Conditions. :

Cancer – PET scans can show up a cancer, reveal the stage of the cancer, show whether the cancer has spread, help Doctors decide on the most appropriate cancer treatment, and give Doctors an indication on the effectiveness of ongoing Chemotherapy. A PET scan several weeks after starting Radiation treatment for lung Cancer can indicate whether the tumor will respond to the treatment.

Heart Disease – a PET scan helps detect which specific parts of the heart have been damaged or scarred. Any faults in the working o the heart are more likely to be revealed with the help of a PET scan.

Epilepsy – It can reveal which part of the patient’s Brain is being affected by epilepsy. This helps Doctors decide on the most suitable treatments. MRI and / or CT scans are recommended for people after a first seizure.

Alzheimer’s Disease – It is very useful in helping the Doctor diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. A PET scan that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a type of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Medical Research – Researchers, especially those involved in how the brain functions get a great deal of vital data from PET scans.

WHAT ARE COMMON USES OF THE PET-CT

PET-CT can inform whether a tumor is benign or Cancerous.
PET-CT can detect and stage most cancers and significantly modify treatment plan.
PET-CT shows all organs of the body in single study, so it can indicate the intensity of cancer & area affected.
PET-CT diagnoses Cancer often before it shows up on other tests which are generally used to diagnose the dreaded disease.
PET-CT shows the growth of disease and how body responds to the treatment.
PET-CT combined study provide Physicians both anatomical and molecular image in the same study.
PET-CT can reveal the surgical potential of heart tissue and validate & direct course of cardiac
PET-CT can produce vivid image of the functioning brain better than any other means

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