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Thread: Does anyone know if the DR has a PET/CT scanner?

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    Default Does anyone know if the DR has a PET/CT scanner?

    Searching on Google came up with nothing.

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    if by ct you mean cat scan then CMC has one, i was in it not so long ago..........



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    As of about 3 months ago there was no PET scan here....knew someone who had to go to the US for one. The one at CMC wasn't what was needed....nor at HOMS or elsewhere, like SDQ.
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    i saw an article in diario libre from october than mentioned there is no PET scan in DR. of course things might have changed.
    why not drop an email or call centro medicina nuclear in SD?
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    Thanks, I will have to delay my return to the DR if I need one done then.

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    Good idea... The test is not the difficult part. The challenging and most crucial part is the Doctor reading the results.
    For example any low level technician can take an MRI on the island. However it takes a skilled Physician to read and interpret the results. For what I think you are inquiring about, get it done State-side.

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    Sorry to hear you may need a PET scan, I had one 10 years ago after a nodule was found in a lung. After being injected with a special fluid, you sit about 45 minutes while it goes through your body, then you go into a machine that looks much like a CT machine. They scan your entire body, and any cancer it finds "lights up". Totally painless. It's not 100% effective though. In my case they used it to possibly avoid a biopsy, but once it lit up I had to have a lobectomy.


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    I am aware of CT and MRI available in HOMS, Santiago. It is a modern hospital with wonderful staff. Wishing you good health!
    Last edited by neural; 05-18-2013 at 06:14 PM. Reason: add wishes for good health

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    PET scans can show up a cancer, it can reveal the stage of the cancer and also if the cancer has spread. Doctors recommend that patients with heart related conditions undergo a PET scan. It can reveal if parts of the heart have been damaged or scarred.

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    I don't have cancer, it is to rule out having Parkinson's disease.

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