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PET & CT in GI Tumors: Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Go from Here
Dr Sudeep Shah, Mumbai,  05 December 2018
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Positron emission tomography (PET) scan exposes an individual to 25 mSv, which is equivalent to 8 years of background radiation; while that from CT abdomen pelvis is 10 mSv and chest X-ray is 0.1 mSv.MR-PET scan provides satisfactory results on brain imaging and confers lower radiation intensity.However, MR-PET scan does not facilitate an easy calculation of attenuation effect and involves a very high cost of nearly 50 crores.Irrational use of PET scan should be discontinued.Other agents for ima...
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