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PET/CT

PET/CT– Patient Preparation and Instructions

All Patients

  • Please ear warm, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Please notify the staff at our office if you might be pregnant

 Non-Diabetic Patients

  •  No food for 6 hours prior to appointment (including gum, breath mints, cough drops, hard candy or anything that may contain sugar).
  • We recommend that you follow a high protein, low carbohydrate diet for 24 hours prior to the test to increase the quality of your PET images
  • You are encouraged to drink as much water as you like.
  • All medications should be taken as directed by your physician, as long as they are tolerated on an empty stomach
  • No strenuous exercising 24 hours prior to your appointment

 Diabetic Patients

  •  Diabetic patients on insulin or oral medication should not take their medication on the day of the exam.
  • Please have an early dinner and take your regular dose of medication at night
  • Diabetic patients will be scheduled for their appointment in the morning.
  • Do not have any type of fatty or high carbohydrate meals the day before your exam.
  • NO late meals or snacks
  • Please drink plenty of water the day prior to your exam
  • No food for 6 hours prior to appointment (including gum, breath mints, cough drops, hard candy or anything that may contain sugar).