PET/CT scan Dotatate
What is a PET/CT scan Dotatate?
Neuroendocrine tumors often have unique receptors. Dotatate resembles somatostatine and binds to these neuroendocrine tumor receptors in the same way. Administering a small dose of dotatate before the PET/CT scan will allow us to see these receptors.
This small dose of radioactive agent won’t harm you and leaves the body through urination. You will need to drink half a liter of water one hour before coming in for your scan.
The procedure will take 1 hour and 30 minutes.
After the procedure
You can go home directly after the procedure.
Your physician will discuss the results with you during your next consultation.