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Nuclear Medicine and PET CT

Neurosurgery is the medical speciality concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the spinal column, spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves. Backed by experienced dynamic and best neurosurgeons in India along with the world-class equipment, we ensure you the best care and quick recovery.

Combined PET-CT Imaging: The Added Advantage

The PET-CT scanner at sterling cancer hospital combines two state of the art imaging modalities. By monitoring cellular glucose metabolism, PET provides very sensitive information regarding the function and malignant potential of lesions. CT meanwhile provides exquisitely detailed anatomical information about the location, size, and shape of various lesions but cannot differentiate benign lesions from malignant lesions with the same accuracy as PET. The combined PET-CT scanner merges PET and CT images together and enables physicians to pinpoint with greater precision the location of a malignancy and ultimately stage the patient more accurately.

Advantage of Time of Flight PET-CT over Non Time of Flight PET-CT

  • Our system BIOGRAPH HORIZON'S LSO–based detectors and high-speed electronics support Time of  Flight for improved signal-to-noise ratio.
  • This enables faster scans, lower injected dose and better image quality.
  • Up to 200% improvement in signal-to-noise ratio and image contrast to support identification of small lesions.
  • Identification of a suspicious 8mm lung nodule showing metabolic activity.

The Benefit of PET-CT in Oncology

PET being a functional imaging technique is superior to conventional anatomical imaging in the diagnosis, staging, restaging and disease monitoring in various types of cancer.  Moreover, the appropriate use of PET can lead to a significant change in the management of your patient's care.

PET-CT and Cancer

Staging of Cancer: PET is extremely sensitive in determining the full extent of disease, especially in cancers. Confirmation of metastatic disease allows the physician and patient to more accurately decide on how to proceed with the patient's management. Checking for Recurrences: PET is currently considered to be the most accurate diagnostic procedure to differentiate tumor recurrences from radiation necrosis or post-surgical changes. Such an approach allows for the development of a more rational treatment plan for the patient.

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