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PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: A PET (positron emission tomography) scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses 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.

PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: Other Names

Other names for PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses include:

  • Positron emission tomography of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
  • FDG-PET scan
  • Scintigraphy

Symptoms Associated with PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses:

Diseases Associated with PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses:

  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal cavity cancer, primary and metastatic
  • Sinus cancer, primary and metastatic

Basic Information: PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'PET scan of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses' may be involved.

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