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PET/CT FDG Brain Scan: How to prepare and what to expect - 08/2021

PET/CT FDG Brain Scan: How to prepare and what to expect
Abstract

This handout explains a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT FDG brain scan, which allows doctors to see your brain while it is working. This scan is often used to check for tumors and to find the reason for memory problems. Included are how to prepare for the scan, what to expect, and how to get your results.

Author
Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2011
Revision Date
08/2021
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General Subject
Diagnostic Tests
Neurological Disorders
Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject/Keyword
Brain
Brain Disorders
Brain Tumors
Memory Disorders
PET/CT Scan (positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan)
Radiology
Languages
English
Record ID
3872