What is PET CT Heart?
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Computed Tomography (CT) scan is performed as an imaging test using a radioactive substance, which is known as a tracer to encounter any disease or bad blood flow to the heart. It is an important test to rehabilitate patients suffering from ventricular dysfunction because of coronary artery disease.
The scan is performed to check if all areas of heart muscles are receiving enough blood. It also gives the information if there is any heart damage, or scar in the heart muscles. As the procedure identifies changes at a cellular level, it usually detects the onset of any disease before it becomes evident on any other imaging tests. The technology provides a pain-free and non-surgical option for detecting any malfunctioning in the body at an early stage.
How does it help?
A PET scan evaluates and measures some of the most important functions of the body such as blood flow, use of oxygen, and metabolism of glucose. The evaluation helps the doctors in deciding how well the organs and tissues of the body are functioning, and perform the treatment accordingly.
Used to treat
Find out the re-emergence of cancerous cells
Monitor the flow of blood to the heart muscles
Detect cancerous cells
Determine the spread of cancer in the body
Identify areas in the heart that may benefit from a particular procedure such as angioplasty
Detect abnormalities in the brain such as tumour, seizures, etc.
Monitor the functioning of heart and brain muscles