Thursday, December 5, 2019

Cebu Doctors University Hospital launches PET-CT Scan | Shienna Diaries

Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines


The fight against cancer just got stronger at Cebu Doctors University Hospital as they introduced the PET-CT SCAN (Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography) and is now made available in Cebu today (December 2,2019).









The newest diagnostic facility in Cebu Doc has the capability to image a wide range of patients over a range of applications with superior image quality and high throughput performance.



What is PET-CT Scan?


PET-CT Scan is a combination of two types of imaging-Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography, which is combined to create special views. It is useful in revealing or evaluating several conditions, including cancers, heart diseases, brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, epilepsy, head trauma, Parkinson’s disease and problems with the central nervous system.




The new PET-CT Scan is used to be accurately detecting cancer and show how far it has spread. It may also help diagnosis of certain heart and neurological disorders. PET Scan and CT Scan are done simultaneously where CT is used for the localization of abnormalities seen in PET.







PET-CT Scan is described to be safe, painless and non-invasive procedure. There are certain preparations to be followed before scanning but with the team of experts that CebuDoc has, optimal care is assured.

PET-CT Scan preparations:


3 Days before the scan 
Avoid physical exercise or any strenuous activities such as jogging, running brisk walking, zumba, weight lifting and etc. 
Refrain from eating sweet foods and fruits with high sugar content. 
Payment should be done 3 days prior to the procedure. No cancelation. 

2 Days before the scan 

Withhold Metformin intake 

1 Day before the scan 

Shift to high protein and low carbohydrate (e.g. dairy products, almonds, oats, lean beef, tuna, fish, peanuts and vegetables). 
Avoid smoking 
No holter procedures prior to PET-CT scan. 

NOTE: Drink at least one litter of water before start of fasting.


6 hours before the scan 

NPO/Fasting/No food intake 
Only water is allowed during fasting period 
Do not inject insulin while fasting, other maintenance medications can be taken during the fasting period. 

1 hour before the scan 

Come to the PET-CT scan center 
Bring the doctors request for PET-CT scan 
Bring all previous medical records and results of biopsy, laboratory, diagnostics result of X-Rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine scans including films, CDs and USB Flash Drive. 

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Questions from the Media


Media: Are we expecting more projects coming this year or next year?

Dr. Yong Larrazabal: This is actually part of the projects I have mentioned two years ago during my installation as president. The next few months we plan to open our hospital which we acquired in Bohol and the name will be BoholDoc already. As soon as we open that the next few months we will start doing the ground work or the master planning of our Danao property which is almost eight hectares and we will call it Cebu Doc Group Medical Township Project.

Media: When can Cebu Doc start accepting patients for PET-CT Scan and normally how much would it cost?

Dr. Yong Larrazabal: Actually we’ve done several patients already and we have schedule again tomorrow. Our initial rate would be 55,000.00 which is actually very cheap and is the cheapest in the country nowadays. If you go to Manila it’s around 75,000.00 - 80,000.00 and it used to be 100,000.00+ before per procedure and we’re even going further down to serve more people around Visayas and Mindanao and they don’t need to go elsewhere already.

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To know more about the PET-CT scan, it is now ready to serve patients from Monday to Friday, from 7am to 4pm and it’s located at the Basement of Cebu Doctors University Hospital.

You may contact 255-5555 local 767 for inquiries and reservations.




Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital is inviting everyone to try their newly opened facility which is the PET-CT Scan.

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