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What is a pet scan?

By Anonymous November 16, 2018 - 6:25pm
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I have lung cancer. They are doing pet scan what is it

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Hello, Anon. Thank you for writing.

A Pet Scan is a procedure in which a small amount of radioactive glucose is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the glucose is taken up. Because cancer cells often take up more glucose than normal cells, the pictures can be used to find cancer cells in the body.  

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