New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 11/20/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had a PET scan? My insurance company won't pay for it. One doctor said it is experimental. It's supposed to show blood flow to all areas of the brain.

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 2671
   Posted 11/20/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a PET CT scan, but I'm not sure if it's the same thing. Mine was to check out my lymph nodes, since I have cutaneous lymphoma. And I don't think that test was experimental. Sounds like it might be a different test.
Lyme and co-infections since approximately 2002. Diagnosed in 2005. Treated for two years solid. Diagnosed with Lymphomatoid Papulosis in October 2007. Currently back on abx.

Moderator for Lyme Disease forum

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 11/20/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
A PET scan looks at metabolic function more indepth. IT is expensive.

A SPECT scan shows blood flow

I recently heard about a MRA scan too.

MRI looks at anatomy.

This is my understanding anyways. Good luck.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1120
   Posted 11/20/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb is correct, they have you do SPECT at the clinic. Somehow it shows the level of neru-toxicity, mine was downright scarey...
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:18 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,297 posts in 329,211 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161767 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Titanium-Girl.
298 Guest(s), 6 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
OzLyme, GoBucks, Girlie, savena, Roadranger82, suchatravesty