Having a PET-CT scan

One of a series of films we produced to help patients, their families and carers learn more about some of the most common tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat blood diseases.

Patients who have previously undergone these tests helped us to design the videos. Each film clearly explains what the procedure involves and addresses common issues and concerns including:

Why your doctor recommended this procedure
What you need to do to prepare
What you can expect during the procedure
What you need to do afterwards
Not every patient will be referred for all of these tests and practice may differ slightly depending on where you are treated.

Each film is available in English and also with subtitles in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish and Turkish at:
https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/our-services/find-service/cancer-services/blood-diseases-clinical-haematology/patient-information-films-blood-diseases

13 Comments

  1. beryl bishop on September 22, 2021 at 6:11 am

    Don’t worry it’s easy you just have to keep still ,this is a bit uncomfortable but bearable

  2. TONI WOOD on September 22, 2021 at 6:16 am

    I have a Petscan/Ct scheduled along with a MRI & CT of my brain, cervical,lumbar & thoracic spine of all of these. I just completed a Spinal Xray series.

  3. Nurul Aaulia on September 22, 2021 at 6:28 am

    Pet scan in turkey https://youtu.be/Dw–wfl3HqI

  4. Kavya R Chavda on September 22, 2021 at 6:33 am

    👍👍👍👍👍

  5. Dharam Rawat on September 22, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Lung digonisis hai to kaise pata chalta hai esme jaha par cencer hoga waha par Kya hoga

  6. THyperon on September 22, 2021 at 6:51 am

    No contrast agent for the CT…?

  7. 078 Ramkumar. S on September 22, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Pet and ct scan are same or not, why we take pet and ct scan in same time

  8. beryl bishop on September 22, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Having mine in a couple of days thanks for explaining the way it works

  9. Raj sanchez on September 22, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Doe’s pet scan show liver damage and liver scars caused by hepatitis c

  10. AlYaSMaYEn on September 22, 2021 at 7:02 am

    How much CT scan

  11. Dani muñoz on September 22, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Gracias por el video, para mñn voy con menos miedo 😊

  12. Swiss Time Advance on September 22, 2021 at 7:05 am

    คืนนี้หลับตาฟังครับ

  13. Kin Ell on September 22, 2021 at 7:07 am

    I’ve had this done in 2016. I got hot, hot, hot as I went through the machine. No other effects. Didn’t take long and the machine operators put me at ease – this can be perturbing if you’re not used to these kinda places. Don’t worry if you’ve gotten to this video because you’re gonna have this gallium scan.

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