Positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET CT)!

Today I learned that the radioactive glucose used for PET scans is called Fludeoxyglucose aka Fluorine-18 aka 18F. Only a tiny bit is injected via IV and the patient rests for 45 minutes before going in for a 23 minute scan. We are going to see the extent of cancerous, abnormal cells in the body. Mama Pham was considered radioactive for a few hours!

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