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PET scan of the pancreas

PET scan of the pancreas

PET scan of the pancreas: A PET (positron emission tomography) scan of the pancreas 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 pancreas: Other Names

Other names for PET scan of the pancreas include:

  • Positron emission tomography of the pancreas
  • FDG-PET scan
  • Scintigraphy

Symptoms Associated with PET scan of the pancreas

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with PET scan of the pancreas:

Diseases Associated with PET scan of the pancreas

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with PET scan of the pancreas:

  • Early recurrence of pancreatic cancer
  • Decrease in pancreatic cancer (response to therapy)
  • Metastatic pancreatic cancer

Basic Information: PET scan of the pancreas

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 pancreas' may be involved.

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