Cardio PET Scan for Potential Autoimmune problem(s)
I have been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome and I have most of the classic symptoms- extreme dry eye, dry nasal passages and joint pain. etc. However I also have Small Fiber P Neuropathy in both my hands and feet and sometimes limbs in general.
The immediate- newer concerns are my never ending chest pain along with breathing and swallowing difficulty. Its bad- I feel like I’m going to choke. My cardiologist ordered a PET SCAN of the heart- the first thought is an autoimmune related condition there.
Would the Cardio Pet Scan cover the lungs in detail as well as the heart?
If not, should I wait for a lung specialists appointment bef going ahead with all this such they may want to add to this order?
I just think unwise to potentially do this test twice-and I’d like to get as much out of this as possible. Thoughts?