Patient Preparation

Oncology Studies

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • You need to be fasting for 8 hours prior to your appointment. If you have diabetes then you are required to fast for 4 hours
  • ALTHOUGH YOU NEED TO FAST, YOU ARE STILL ABLE TO DRINK WATER
  • NO strenuous activity for 24 hours prior to the PET/CT scan appointment
  • Please notify your physician if there is a possibility that you may be claustrophobic.
  • Please notify your physician immediately if you are pregnant, suspect you may be, or are a nursing mother. You will need further evaluation before the PET/CT exam can be conducted.

Cardiac Imaging

DIABETIC PATIENTS

  • Patient must fast for 4 hours prior to the appointment
  • No strenuous exercise 24 hours prior
  • The patient should bring along their insulin or oral diabetic medication

NON-DIABETIC PATIENTS

  • Patient must fast for 4 hours prior to the appointment
  • no strenuous exercise 24 hours prior

RUBIDIUM-82 FOR MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION

  • NO caffine products after midnight the day of the exam
  • Nothing to eat or drink 1 hour prior to the appointment
  • Discontinue asthma medications for 48 hours prior to the appointment
  • Discontinue nitroglycerin patch for 20 minutes prior to the appointment

Neurological Imaging

  • No patient preparation

 

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