What is FDG PET Scan?

Category: Procedures


FDG PET Scan (Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography) is a PET scan done using a small amount of a radioactive drug, or tracer, called fluorodeoxyglucose to show differences between healthy tissue and diseased tissue.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with FDG PET Scan

Side effect Patients Percentage
Headaches 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for FDG PET Scan.