What is PET Scan (positron emission tomography)?

Category: Procedures

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A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a medical imaging technique that uses a radioactive tracer to provide images that show how the tissues and organs in the body are working.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Evaluation/monitoring 11 4
Epilepsy 3 0
Cervical cancer 2 0
Diagnostic assessment 2 1
Bone pain 1 0

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with PET Scan (positron emission tomography)

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Lightheadedness 1
Migraine headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having PET Scan (positron emission tomography)

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
one time 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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