May 09, 2012 - 4:38 pm
Hi My name is Sheila and I just had a PET test done and I got the sheet with the results but I don't understand what it means. Does it mean I have cancer or not?! My dr is out of town until next week and I cna't wait. I need to know but have no insurance and she's hte only one htat will see me on payments. So, if any of you know what any of this means, let me know. I will type the whole page that I got from the PET scan results.
Examination: PET scan skull base to midthigh
Procedure: Fasting blood glucose level was 98 mg/dl. Following IV administration of 13.3mCi of F-18 FDG, and after appropriate uptake phase, emission scan with corresponding CT anatomic localization images were obtained from the skull base to proximal thighs. Images obtained on a GE PET/CT scanner and reconstruction in fused axial, coronal and sagittal planes and 3-D volume rendering projection.
Chest: Multiple mild to moderately hypermetabolic mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes are present. Maximal SUV azygoesophageal recess lymph node, 5.8.
On delayed images, there is borderline hypermetabolism of the right lower lobe pulmonary nodule, maximal SUV 2.5. There has been no detrimental interval change in size of this nodule on transmission CT images were measures 18mm maximal transverse dimension. The tiny left lower lobe pulmonary nodule is too small the visualized on this imaging modality. This tiny nodule is also unchanged on transmission CT images.
Abdomen and pelvis: No suspicious hypermetabolic mass lesions are identified. Physiologic uptake is identified.
Ok that's all. Any ideas, suggestions, anwers will be greatly appreciated!!
I am only 29 years old, smoker, weight is 231 lbs. Please help me if you can. Thanks!