PET-CT Scan


We offer the latest in screening equipment with the PET-CT, which is an advanced nuclear imaging technique. The PET-CT is used commonly for the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer (oncology) patients, although can also be used in the diagnosis of several other conditions.

Positron Emission Tomography or PET scan is a diagnostic test that detects radiation by the accumulation and non-accumulation of radiotracers (injected intravenously before the scan) into the body to analyse the functioning of the body organs and tissues.   

A Computerised Tomography or CT Scan produces a series of x-rays. A computer then arranges these pictures in a series that give detailed, cross-sectional pictures of the body, from different angles.

A Pet-CT Scan combines the information relayed by both the scans. This helps in detecting the structural changes in the body at a tissue and cellular level.

  • You will need to fast for 6 hours before you arrive for the test. Drinking lots of water is allowed and encouraged. 

  • You may be allowed to take your medications (if any), unless informed otherwise by your doctor. Diabetic patients will be given special instructions.

  • Please remove metal objects, including jewellery, dentures, spectacles and hearing aids before coming for the test. Metallic objects may interfere with producing accurate results.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your exam to help you prepare for the test.

  • Please bring your test referral form (letter from the doctor) when you come for the test.

  • Please inform the doctor or technologist if you are pregnant or think you maybe pregnant. 

  • Please let us know if you have any allergies or experience any adverse reactions to medications.

  • Please inform the doctor or technologist if you have medical or electronic devices in your body. ​