Cost of PET scan in Lagos, Nigeria
PET scan is now in Nigeria .. …this is goodnews! Mecure diagnostic centre just acquired one and this PET scan is based in Lagos, Nigeria. The PET acquired by Mecure Diagnostic Centre is the first in Nigeria and also the first in West Africa …Right now , there is no PET scan machine in Abuja or Port Harcourt.
Right now, PET scan cost $800 in Nigeria….Mecure Diagnostic Centre Lagos charges $800 dollars for PET scan to detect cancer …This is the equivalent of #400,000 naira for PET scan depending on the type of PET scan requested by your doctor.
It is important to note that the Nigeria govt ,both at the federal state level have not deemed it necessary to acquire PET scan machine…..A country of 200 million people with the increasing cancer rates would have benefitted from PET scan machine….PET machine is very important for cancer treatment.
What is PET Scan?
A positron emission tomography, also known as a PET scan, uses radiation to show activity within the body on a cellular level.
It is most commonly used in cancer treatment, neurology, and cardiology.
Combined with a CT or MRI scan, a PET scan can produce multidimensional, color images of the inside workings of the human body.
It shows not only what an organ looks like, but how it is functioning.
The PET scan can measure blood flow, oxygen use, how your body uses sugar, and much more.
A PET scan is typically an outpatient procedure. This means you can go about your day after the test is finished.
PET scans are often used with CT or MRI scans to help make a diagnosis or to get more data about a health condition and the progress of any treatment.
While an MRI or CT scan shows how part of the body looks, a PET scan can reveal how it is functioning.
PET scans are commonly used to investigate a number of conditions.
Epilepsy: It can reveal which part of the brain the epilepsy is affecting.
This can help doctors decide on the most suitable treatment, and it can be useful if surgery is necessary.
Alzheimer’s disease: PET scans can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease by measuring the uptake of sugar in specific parts of the brain.
Brain cells that are affected by Alzheimer’s tend to use glucose more slowly than normal cells.
Cancer: PET scans can reveal the presence and stage of a cancer, show whether and where it has spread, and help doctors decide on treatment.
PET scan can give an idea of how well chemotherapy is working, and it can detect a recurring tumor sooner than other techniques.
Heart disease: A PET scan can help detect which parts of the heart have been damaged or scarred, and it can help identify circulation problems in the working of the heart.
This information can help plan treatment options for heart disease.
Medical research: Researchers and scientists can learn vital information by using PET scans, especially about the workings of the brain.
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