Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today-is the post radiation PET-CT scan

 Today-the post radiation PET-CT scan

Today-is the post radiation treatment PET/CT scan. 
So, to recap, the techs inject a tracer called Fluorodeoxyglucose, or FDG for short. Cancer cells like sugar, and this tracer is radiated sugar. It sticks to cancer. Lights it up. There are some parts it wont work on. 
The brain, thyroid, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, bladder and digestive tract. That leaves a bunch of places it will work on. Follow up later this week.

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