PET-CT Scan giving a light into the darkness. A cancer patient wakes up everyday with one more opportunity to smile. Still cancer doesn’t feel the same to everyone.
In the era of modern technology PET scan is one of the most effective diagnostic techniques which plays a crucial role in detection of diagnosis of many diseases in humans. The PET CT Scan test is done in a special kind of PET CT machine which performs two scans together. Modern problems need modern solutions which are easily available and comfortable. The hustle bustle life of a common man involves extensive negligence of health, potentially straining our own body.
Cancer diagnosis is a miracle advancement over the years, with outstanding Positron Emission Tomography combined with computed Tomography Scans. This diagnostic test transformed the way oncologists detect the cancer, stage and monitor the types of cancer, as well as impacting patient care and treatment.
PET-CT Imaging, What is it?
PET CT Scan is a fusion of two diagnostic technologies. PET and CT Scans. The combination of two produces gamma rays that are detected by a PET scanner, detailed images of the body’s metabolic activity.
CT provides detailed images of the body by using X-Rays to create cross-sectional images of the body.
The combination of PET-CT offers a comprehensive view, which provides a better understanding of the disease.
Role of PET-CT Scan in cancer diagnosis
PET scan has undeniable advantages in diagnosing cancer and treatment efficiency.
The role of PET-CT in diagnosing CA are
PET-CT Scans are unmatched in accurately diagnosing disease, detecting the identification and localization of abnormal cellular activity. It also helps in identifying the benign and malignant tumours, metastases and determine the extent of disease.
PET Scan uses a small amount of a radioactive substance called tracer. The radio tracer dye enhances the images of the particular area. These enhanced images aid in early detection at cellular level. Hence, chemical changes in the body can show up before it affects the body and symptoms appear. So PET-CT scan can detect disease in their early stages, enhances treatment efficacy and improves patient outcomes.
Personalised Treatment Planning
As PET-CT Scan accurately detects the diseases location and size of the tumour so it enables the doctors to plan the treatment strategies of therapies which is essential for particular patients.
Helps in Precise Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy and surgery need exact location and details about the tumours. So PET-CT aids in detecting the exact boundaries of tumours which enables the doctor for targeted treatments while minimising damage to healthy tissues that surrounds the targeted area.
Advantages of Pet-CT in Cancer Diagnosis
PET-CT detects cancer in early stages as it detects the cellular activities of the body.
Early diagnosis enables the doctor for better treatment and early intervention that improve the prognosis.
PET-CT gives highly detailed information with the help of a combination of metabolic and anatomy (PET and CT). This comprehensive 3-D image aids in understanding the disease, diagnosis and treatment planning.
PET-CT scans provide detailed information that can eliminate the diagnostic procedure which is invasive in nature, reduce the patient discomfort and risk.
Disadvantages of Pet-CT in Cancer Diagnosis
PET-CT is a powerful tool in diagnosing cancer, but it has some limitations like- False positive or negative results. High cost, which is not for everyone. Patent has to follow some restrictions like fasting prior to scan and not good for pregnant womens.
A negative PET scan may miss certain cancerous tumours like lung cancer, neuroendocrine cells and low grade lymphomas.
PET-CT Scan – a modern revolution. Pet CT scan detect disease biology and aiding in personalised, targeted treatment planning and improve the prognosis. As early detection is the key for a healthy life. The role of PET-CT in cancer diagnosis will continue to expand, promising improved patient outcomes and a brighter future in the fight against cancer.
In the hard times of an individual who fights with cancer, it’s important to give proper care which is holistic, mental, physiological as well as spiritual.
The goal is to enable cancer patients to live fully and comfortably and obtain the best quality of life possible surrounded by their loved ones.
The PET-CT imaging section is a part of Ganesh Diagnostic Centre in Delhi that enables outstanding diagnosis and support to our cancer fighters.
So turn your face towards the sun and the shadows of negativity falls behind.