Since the tracer is to be injected for PET, patient needs to schedule prior appointments so that the operator scans properly with adequate care. We have an expert team of member physicians and radiologists of substantial experience from Tata Memorial Hospital to report on these cases. We plan to do FDG PET/CT fusion infusion, sodium bone scan, PSP for prostatic malignancy, Dotatate scan for neuro-endocrinal tumors.
Angiography is with or without constrast.We also do breast and prostatic MRI studies. We do functional MRI, motor studies, BOLD imaging, DTI, spectroscopy, diffusion and perfusion studies. MRI is safe. There is no ionising radiation. It can be done during pregnancy, lactation and menstruation also. MRI is contraindicated if an aneurysm clipping is done, or you have metallic foreign bodies or non-compatible pacemaker. For patients with implants, MRI can be done after 6 weeks to 3 months.
During an ultrasound, you may need to have a full bladder for the technician to get a clear image of the organs. You should drink two to three glasses of water one hour before your scheduled ultrasound, as instructed by the doctor.
X-rays are standard procedures. In most cases, you won’t need to take special steps to prepare for them. Depending on the area that your doctor and radiologist are examining, you may want to wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. They may ask you to change into a hospital gown for the test. They may also ask you to remove any jewelry or other metallic items from your body before your X-ray is taken.