Book PET Scan in Mumbai
Avail PET Scan in Mumbai through MFine. You can choose your preferred lab partner from our wide range of trusted partners for PET and book an appointment online. The PET test is usually recommended for detecting abnormalities in body organs and tissues.
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scan is a noninvasive imaging technique for obtaining pictures of bodily organs and tissues. A detectable and injectable dye with radioactive tracers is used in this approach. The radioactive tracer detects the anomaly in the body organ or tissues. The aberrant body part absorbed a considerable amount of the radioactive tracer, indicating a health problem.
Doctors use a PET scanner to detect abnormalities. On the scanner, the diseased area will appear as a bright spot. It takes 2 hours to complete a PET scan. The absorption of the tracers takes one hour out of that time. So the scanning process takes about 45 minutes. After the scan, you'll have to wait while the radiologist examines the images to see if they're clear. If it's unclear, you may have to repeat the scanning process.... View more
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Lab infrastructure in Mumbai
In Mumbai, more than 30 private hospitals treat a wide range of medical issues in several medical specialities. Full-time and visiting consultants with research experience are available in this city’s hospitals. In addition, Mumbai has a plethora of dispensaries and nursing homes where patients can receive care. Cardiology, orthopaedics, urology, nephrology, neurological studies, neonatology, oncology, ophthalmology, and gynecology, to name a few subjects, are all represented at these multi-speciality facilities.
Mumbai’s hospitals provide comprehensive medical care to people worldwide who come to the city for treatment. In addition, a few multi-speciality hospitals have developed clinics in strategic areas of the city. Without a doubt, these facilities are highly dependable and equipped with cutting-edge medical technology. Working professionals who don’t have time to see their doctor during the day may do so at these clinics for their health issues.
In Mumbai, there are various diagnostic centres located around the city. As a result, residents of Navi Mumbai would no longer need to travel distances for blood or cholesterol tests. Clinics have been set up all across the city to assist consumers in reducing travel time. Medical consultants from the main branch visit minor clinics on specified days to maintain treatment quality.
Why book a PET test?
PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a test that examines organs in the body using a specific camera and a tracer (radioactive material). The tracer is usually a modified form of a chemical (such as glucose) that concentrates in high-energy cells, such as cancer cells. A PET test is done for the following purposes:
- To diagnose cancer, brain, and heart diseases in their early stages.
- Blood flow, oxygen levels, and glucose (blood sugar) levels are all measured in the body.
- To detect abnormal organs and tissues in the body.
- Analyse and assess the current cancer treatment and make any adjustments.
- To investigate the spread of cancer or metastasis.
What are all tests included in the PET test?
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows your doctor to examine your body for disorders. A specific dye containing radioactive tracers is used in the scan.
Depending on your condition/disease, it is always good to ask your doctor for any additional testing.
What preparation is required for the PET test?
Specific instructions must be followed before each medical test or procedure, as indicated by the doctor.
- Tell your doctor about all of your medications and any previous health problems you’ve had.
- For at least a few days before the test, your doctor may advise you to avoid strenuous physical activity and deep tissue massage.
- You will be requested to follow a no-sugar, low-carbohydrate diet for 24 hours before the test. Therefore, dairy products, cereals, bread, fruits, and other similar foods should be avoided.
- Twenty-four hours before the test, abstain from alcohol, smoking, and caffeine.
- Regardless of whether you will be given an anaesthetic, begin fasting 6 hours before the test.
- Chewing gum, swallowing hard candy, cough drops, or mints are all terrible ideas.
- Before the procedure, a kidney function or creatinine test may be done, and if you are diabetic, you will be asked to check your sugars.
What is the average cost of a PET test in Mumbai?
The cost of a PET test depends on the city, the lab partner, the specific recommendations made by the physician, and some other factors. The average cost of this test in Mumbai is usually between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 10,000. We highly recommend looking up the actual cost when booking the appointment.
How to book a PET test in Mumbai?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any discounts running on MFine for PET Scan?
You can avail up to 50% discount on MFine for PET Scan. This may vary based on your location and the preferred lab partner.
Will I get a report analysis after the test?
Yes, your report analysis will be done by an expert doctor for free on MFine app.
Are there any packages available on MFine for scans?
Yes, there is the Healthy Heart Package and Complete Pollution Package that you can avail through MFine. These packages include multiple scans to detect problems or diseases.
Can I reschedule my appointment?
Yes, you can reschedule your appointment. However, it is subject to the availability of slots.
Who should have a PET scan done?
A PET scan is required for the following medical conditions:
- Lung cancer, breast cancer, and thyroid cancer
- PET scans are used to detect areas of the heart.
- Dementia, brain tumours, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and depression.
What safety measures should I take?
Please follow your doctor’s recommendations. In addition, if you are taking any medications or are undergoing any treatment, please let us know.
If you have any previous reports, please show them. Also, please let us know if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or menstruating.
What does a PET scan look for?
PET scans use radioactive tracers injected into the body to track sick organs and tissues. Intravenously, a dye containing radioactive tracers in a safe dose is injected into the patient’s body.
The body’s sick or dysfunctional cells absorb a lot of radioactive tracers. As a result, the PET scanner detects them.
What can you expect after a PET scan?
PET is an outpatient test, which means you can go home the same day. Unless your doctor instructs otherwise, you will not be hospitalised at the hospital.
To flush the tracers from the body, drink plenty of water and non-alcoholic fluids.
When will the PET scan report be sent to me?
A highly skilled and specialised radiologist will interpret your reports before being sent to your doctor. Within a few days, the results are usually available. Your doctor will contact you for a follow-up appointment once the reports are ready.
How do I schedule a PET scan using MFine?
- To use MFine, you must first log in.
- Go to X-rays, MRIs, and Scans.
- Select X-Rays and Book Scans.
- Scans should be added.
- Choose a lab and a time slot.
- Make a reservation.
Note: Instead of booking a scan right away, you can request a callback.
What is the difference between a PET/CT scan and a CT scan?
A PET/CT scan combines both a PET and a CT scan. It combines CT scan x-rays with PET scan pictures to create 3D images that are accurate and error-free to interpret. CT is just a routine CT scan.
Can I eat anything before the PET scan?
Before the exam, you must fast for at least 6 hours. Before it, patients should follow a low-carb, low-sugar diet. Tofu, meat, nuts, and non-starchy veggies such as asparagus, broccoli, green salad, and so on are all good options.
Is it okay for patients to consume water right before the procedure?
Yes, it is okay to drink water but, only if a patient is prescribed medication.
Is it possible for the metal to interfere with a PET scan?
Yes, you may be requested to remove your jewelery and put on a hospital gown since metal can interfere with the testing equipment. Metal implants will not interfere with a PET scan, but you will be unable to have a PET/MRI scan if you have metal implants in your body.