Positron emission tomography
Your doctor has prescribed a scintigraphy scan for you. These documents are intended to give you all the information you need about the tests.
The Nuclear Medicine department carries out conventional scans and positron emission tomography.
Women of childbearing potential need to take some precautions.
Most conventional scans are performed in the department.
The most common scans include bone scintigraphy to investigate rheumatological and infectious diseases or cancer, cardiac perfusion imaging, either to investigate heart disease or to investigate heart rhythm or left ventricular function, lung scans, neuroendocrine tumour scans (somatostatin receptors, MIBG), brain scans in Parkinson’s disease, thyroid scans and renal scans.
Positron emission topography (PET)
Several kinds of PET scans can be performed, depending on the tracer used. The most common scan, which is carried out every day, is of course the 18F-FDG (glucose derivative) PET scan. However, it requires preparation in that the patient must strictly fast for 6 hours (contact the department for more information). This examination is prescribed in cancer cases, as well as for infectious/inflammatory or neurological conditions.
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