Hello Scans
35 Years Of Experience

Award Winning Laboratory Center.

- About PET CT Scan -


PET-CT is a diagnostic imaging technique primarily employed for the identification and monitoring of cancer, along with various other conditions such as fever of unknown origin, inflammatory bowel disease, dementia, and myocardial viability. This procedure is conducted using a specialized PET-CT Machine, which performs two scans simultaneously:

  1. PET Scan: Positron Emission Tomography involves the injection of a small quantity of a radioactive tracer into the patient's vein. This tracer is absorbed by the most metabolically active cancer cells in the body. The PET scan then captures images of this tracer uptake and quantifies it, providing information about the presence of cancer and its spread.
  2. CT Scan: Computed Tomography produces detailed cross-sectional images of the body. During this scan, intravenous contrast may be administered (except in cases of high creatinine levels or a history of allergy). By examining these images, doctors can determine the extent of cancer involvement in nearby organs and devise appropriate treatment strategies, including surgery.


Please make sure you arrive 15-30 minutes early for your scheduled PET scan appointment to ensure a smooth and timely experience.

Document Verification: Upon your arrival at the center, our friendly reception staff will check your documents and offer any necessary guidance or assistance.

Vital Signs Assessment: Our experienced Technical Team will then carefully assess your vital signs to ensure you are ready for the scan. Additionally, a Blood Glucose Test will be done on you at on-site to confirm if the scan is suitable for you.

Tracer Administration: After this, the PET tracer (FDG) will be gave to you, and you will be guided to a comfortable waiting area for 45 minutes to 2 hours to allow the tracer to work in your body.

PET-CT Imaging: Once enough time has passed for the tracer to spread, you will be ask to relax and lie still in the imaging machine for 15-20 minutes. Clear instructions will be give to help you stay comfortable and hold your breath when needed.

IV Contrast and CECT Scan: If you needed, CT contrast will be carefully overseen through an IV cannula. This contrast helps improve the clarity of the images and gives a more detailed view of the area being examined. The Contrast CT Scan typically takes 3 to 5 minutes and is done with your comfort in mind.

Additional Sequencing (If Necessary): If our skilled nuclear physician believes it's needed, you may be asked to stay in the machine a bit longer after the standard scan for more images.

Report Turnaround: Since a PET-CT Scan is a thorough procedure, our dedicated medical team will carefully review and compile your report. You can expect to receive the finalized PET scan report within 24-48 working hours.

  • Wear a loose and comfortable dress.
  • If you have any metal implants in your body please inform your doctor.
  • Eat light food before the scan.
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor before you have a CT scan.

Wear a loose and comfortable dress.


If you have any metal implants in your body, please inform your doctor.


Eat light food before the scan.


If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor before you have an MRI scan.