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PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves: A PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves is medical imaging following intravenous injection of radioactive glucose (sugar); glucose is uniformly metabolized by normal cells, whereas diseased cells acquire the glucose more readily. The increase in radioactivity is detected by a PET scanner and generates a picture, called a tomogram that shows the diseased area. The PET scan is superimposed with the anatomical information from computed tomography (CT) to pinpoint the damaged nerve.
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These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves:
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