Post Lutetium Scan

Today I am back in London for the Post Lutetium Scan. This is where they use a Gamma Camera to see where the Lutetium went and whether it matches the scans that show where the cancer is.

I am writing this entry retrospectively and at this point have not really had a full explanation about the image but I have been told everything looked ok.

The scan itself took about an hour and being a private clinic they send you a CD with the image on which is useful. I do think the NHS should make it easier to get hold of images but they seem less willing (or perhaps able) to share this kind of stuff. I am also conscious that I would not want this to cost the NHS.

Looking at the image I think that the dark patches show where the radiation has gone, which as far as I recall is in about the same places as the cancer.