What is a Hynic TOC Scan?

A HYNIC-TOC scan is a scan done with the help of a gamma camera, used to diagnose and evaluate the progress of neuroendocrine tumours most commonly located in the intestine, pancreas or  lungs. Your doctor may want to diagnose, stage, plan radiotherapy or see response to treatment with the findings of the scan.

 

Preparing for the scan:

  • Stop taking thyroid medicine 3 days in advance of the date of appointment
  • If in doubt about pregnancy, women patients should do a pregnancy test. If positive, Nuclear Medicine is generally not recommended
  • Lactating women should pump and store their breast milk before a Nuclear Medicine scan. It is safe to breastfeed the child 24 hours after the scan
  • Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery on the day of the scan

 

What to bring on the day of the scan:

  • Doctor’s prescription or note indicating the type of scan to be done
  • Entire current medical file and prescription set to be aware of  any medical conditions and allergies, including details of treatment history
  • All relevant previous reports and scan images (CT, MRI report of the affected area)
  • History of any soreness, rigidity or tremors
  • Only one accompanying person is recommended
  • Home-cooked food for the patient to eat after the scan

 

Time taken:

  • Total time: 4 -5 hrs approx
  • Waiting time after injection: 3 hrs
  • Scan duration: 15-20 mins

After the scan:

  • Patients can eat, drink and take medication
  • Patient is required to wait in the clinic for approximately half an hour after the scan, till the concerned staff confirms
  • It is best for the patient to not be close to children or pregnant women for the rest of the day this is to avoid exposing them to any radiation
  • The radiotracer leaves the patient’s body through urine or stool approximately 10-12 hours after the scan. Patients should drink a lot of water to help flush it out

 

For appointment call 8869906990 or write at contact@medcarediagnostics.com atleast 1-2 days prior to the required date of appointment 
(Depending on the type of scan and provided another scheduled patient has cancelled. we may consider taking in walk-in patients if So do check in with our reception and our billing executives at our centre)

 

Important Note:

  • We may have to cancel and reschedule your appointments at times because of reasons beyond our control – short-supply or no supply of the isotope used for the scan, machine breakdowns, etc.
  • As we have no control over this situation, Medcare Diagnostics would not be held liable for any harm or loss arising out of such cancellations