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Pet scan and cancerPPet scan and cancerPet scan and cancerEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNATestsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.6000000000000076.8000000000000430.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>PET (positron emission tomography) scans take a picture that shows parts of the body where cells are burning lots of energy. Cancer cells use lots of energy to divide very fast, so they will show up easily on a PET scan. </p><p>Many times, you will have a CT scan on the same day as your PET scan. A computer puts the pictures from the two scans together to make a very detailed picture that shows both the inside of your body and where the cells are most active.</p><p>The amount of radioactivity injected for a PET scan is very small. It is gone from your body in a few hours. If you or your family have questions or are worried about the radioactivity from a PET scan, talk to your doctor or nurse.</p>
Les TEP et le cancerLLes TEP et le cancerPet scan and cancerFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNATestsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<table id="imcTable" style="float:right;"><tbody><tr id="imcTR"><td id="imcTD"></td></tr><tr id="imcTR"><td id="imcTD"> <img width="202" height="269" src="/sites/cancer//Assets/PET_Scan_PMD_FR_72.jpg" id="imgtagignore8c533a8e-b196-40a2-879e-cda6330c1c04" alt="" /> </td></tr><tr><td class="AssetCaption"> <a id="imccaption8c533a8e-b196-40a2-879e-cda6330c1c04"></a></td></tr></tbody></table><p> Les TEP (tomographie par émission de positrons) prennent un cliché qui montre les parties du corps où les cellules utilisent plus d'énergie. Les cellules cancéreuses utilisent plus d'énergie parce qu'elles se divisent très rapidement; par conséquent, les TEP peuvent les montrer facilement. </p><p>Tu passeras souvent un tomodensitogramme la même journée que la TEP. Un ordinateur place les clichés des deux examens ensemble afin de produire un cliché très détaillé de l'intérieur de ton corps et de l'endroit où les cellules sont les plus actives.</p><p>La quantité de substances radioactives injectées pour passer un tel examen est très minime. Ces substances disparaissent de ton corps en quelques heures. Si ta famille ou toi avez des questions ou si vous êtes préoccupés par la radiation liée à la TEP, n'hésite pas à parler à ton médecin ou à un infirmier.<br></p>

 

 

 

 

Pet scan and cancer3447.00000000000Pet scan and cancerPet scan and cancerPEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNATestsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.6000000000000076.8000000000000430.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>PET (positron emission tomography) scans take a picture that shows parts of the body where cells are burning lots of energy. Cancer cells use lots of energy to divide very fast, so they will show up easily on a PET scan. </p><p>Many times, you will have a CT scan on the same day as your PET scan. A computer puts the pictures from the two scans together to make a very detailed picture that shows both the inside of your body and where the cells are most active.</p><p>The amount of radioactivity injected for a PET scan is very small. It is gone from your body in a few hours. If you or your family have questions or are worried about the radioactivity from a PET scan, talk to your doctor or nurse.</p><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_PET_scan_EN.jpg?Rendition=10" alt="" /> </figure> <h2>How are PET scans done?</h2><p>Before the scan, you may be asked not to eat or drink anything for six hours. About an hour before the PET scan, you will be given a sugar called glucose (cells burn glucose for energy) through an IV. </p><p>You will need to lie still for an hour as the sugar travels to the parts of your body where the cells are very active. The glucose will have a radioactive tag attached to it. The sugar takes the radioactivity with it as it travels through your body. The scanner senses the radioactivity. The computer uses the radioactivity to make a picture that shows where in your body the cells are active and burning lots of energy.</p><p>The PET scanner looks like a big box with a tunnel in the middle. When it is time, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown. Then you will lie on a narrow bed that slides into the scanner. You will need to lie very still as the computer takes the pictures. You may be able to listen to music to help you relax. If you are worried about lying still inside the tunnel, talk to your doctor or nurse before the day of the scan. They can give you suggestions to help you through it or may be able to give you some medicine that will help you relax.</p><p>A PET scan usually takes between one and two hours.</p><h2>PET scan results</h2><p>Your doctor will let you know how long you will need to wait for the PET scan pictures to be ready.</p><p>A specialist will look at the pictures from the PET scan and will then talk to your doctor. Your doctor will tell you and your family what the pictures show. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/PMD_PET_scan_EN.jpg