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Preparing for your scan

If you have any questions about your appointment or need to reschedule, please call 866-235-7226.

Click here to download and print the prep instructions.

NON-DIABETIC PATIENTS

Do not eat or drink 6 hours prior to your PET/CT exam and avoid gum, candy, sugar, cough drops, tobacco products and caffeine.

Drink plenty of plain, unflavored water prior to your appointment, and take prescribed medications as directed.

DIABETIC PATIENTS

You may eat a light meal 4 - 6 hours prior to your exam. Drink plenty of unflavored water prior to your appointment. Avoid candy, gum, nicotine, cough drops, sugar and caffeine.

Please contact your scheduling department for specific instructions regarding your diabetic medications at 1-866-235-7226.

EXERCISE/ACTIVITY

Please do not exercise or engage in strenuous activity during the 24 hours before the exam.

ARRIVAL TIME

If you are a hard sticker for IV, please arrive one hour prior to your appointment time. All other patients should arrive 30 minutes before appointment time.

WHAT TO BRING

Insurance cards, your referral form, current list of medications, and any paperwork from your physician. Bring any prior studies, such as PET/CT or CT films or disks.

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL

This PET/CT exam requires a medication to be ordered specifically for you. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so by 3 p.m. on the day prior to your appointment. Call 866-235-7226.

WHAT TO WEAR

Warm, loose-fitting clothes without metal such as underwire bras, girdles, metal snaps/zippers and pins. Leave all valuables at home. You may be asked to change into a gown.

ON-BODY DEVICES

You may be asked to remove devices such as glucose monitors or medication delivery devices for the exam. If you have questions, please contact us prior to your appointment at 866-235-7226.

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