Why does she want a pet scan?
PET Scans are to determine if you have cancer or infection in the body. It's not used to determine if you have Sjogrens.
She wants to rule out cancer Eve tho she thinks it's sjogrens
Ok. I'm a cancer survivor so I was wondering.
Ah ok I'm actually glad she is going to do one just to make sure. My lymph nodes have been enlarged for a long time and I have trouble eating and drinking
My lymph nodes have as well. I've had two PET Scans this year, one being last month after my nodes got even bigger. That's a part of Sjogrens. My Dr wanted to be sure everything is ok. Plus, with me being a cancer survivor, my Drs have dot every I and cross every t.
I'm so glad you survived you are a strong woman
By the grace of God! I pray your scan will come out fine!
Pet scans are easy. You are given a IV dose of radioactive glucose and then you rest for 30 minutes. The actual scan is quick. Cancer cells and infection will uptake the glucose.
Oh good thank you is it open like a CT?
Yes it is
I used to do this as a profession. The information is correct.