CDI Miami | Thursday January 10, 2019

PET Scans – New Revolution in Treating Cancer

PET Scans - New Revolution in Treating Cancer

PET scans or Positron Emission Tomography scans execute essential imaging function and very useful in tracking some of the diseases. It is practiced for the detection of cancer and determination of the tumor cell spread. It’s used in the mapping of the brain and heart functioning with the analysis of the blood which flows in these areas helping in evaluating and analyzing the myocardial infarction and ischemia effects on patients after the cardiac surgery. Pet Scan Miami is also used in assessing management protocol for brain abnormalities, disorders in the central nervous system and seizures.
PET/CT scans in functioning are quite different from MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The studies reflect that the PET/CT scan is very effective in the determination of the extent & spread of the malignancies when compared with the whole body MRI. MRI Scan Miami gives a view of internal organs in a 3D format while a PET/CT scan combines the nuclear imaging capability which also shows functional attributes of the internal organs. Information on functional metabolism aids the doctors in determining and staging the malignancies.
In PET scans, the radiotracer, a radioactive matter, is injected into the body which accumulated around the affected organ for examination. Tracer emits gamma rays and offers the details of the affected internal organ with metabolic and chemical activity. The concentration of that radioactive matter relies on the metabolic activity which aids in staging and identification of the exact location of the tumor.
PET scans assist in diagnosing serious diseases so they have to be very expansive. Different countries of the world have distinct rates of PET scans. In the international destinations for medical tourism, a full body CT scan will charge 1/3rd of what it costs in the USA and other developed countries. Many people from these developed countries head to the countries which offer PET and CT scan at the cheapest rate. Countries like Jordon, Turkey, South Korea, and India are among the few nations which serve these facilities at low prices.
PET scanning which is capable of tracking the physiological functions of tissue cells helps in the diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, and brain disorder. It is the equipment which can track the condition of such serious patients so you must be wondering it is an expensive treatment to go for but you may also adopt low-cost PET scanning and CT scan Miami abroad.