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PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves

PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves

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.

PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves: Other Names

Other names for PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves include:

  • FDG PET-CT

Diseases Associated with PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves:

  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (cancer)
  • Benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors
  • Neurolymphomatosis
  • Metastatic cancer to the peripheral nerve(s)
  • Neural fibrolipoma
  • Traumatic neuroma
  • Benign fibrosis of peripheral nerve
  • Nerve compression
  • Nerve dislocation

Basic Information: PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'PET-CT scan of peripheral nerves' may be involved.

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