PET-CT Full Body FDG-Bone Scan Sodium Flouride
A PET-CT full body scan is a diagnostic imaging test that combines two types of imaging technology: positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT). This test is used to produce detailed images of the internal structures of the body to detect the presence and spread of cancer and other diseases.
FDG (Fluorodeoxyglucose) is a radiopharmaceutical tracer used in the PET-CT scan. It is a radioactive sugar that is injected into the body to help identify areas of abnormal metabolic activity, such as cancerous cells. FDG is taken up by cancer cells, which appear as bright spots on the PET-CT scan.
A PET-CT full body FDG bone scan with sodium fluoride is a specialized imaging test that combines PET-CT with a bone scan using sodium fluoride. This test can be used to detect cancer and other abnormalities in the bones throughout the body, including in the spine, pelvis, and extremities.
The PET-CT full body scan with bone scan using sodium fluoride is a non-invasive procedure. Like other nuclear medicine tests, it involves a small amount of radiation exposure, but the benefits of the test generally outweigh the risks. Your doctor will explain the risks and benefits of the test, as well as any preparation you need to do before the test.