How to prepare for the test
Ultima Vez Modificado: 18 de abril del 2002
This information was provided by an unrestricted educational grant from Integral PET Associates, LLC.
How to prepare for your PET scan
- Patients should bring a list of the medications they are taking.
- Patients should also bring all previous studies, including CT and/or MR films and reports, as well as their chemotherapy history, including date of most recent treatment, with them.
- Patients must fast overnight prior to a PET scan. Afternoon patients may eat a light meal six hours prior to exam.
- Patients must NOT exercise for 3 days prior to exam.
- Patients should drink water before beginning fast and drink lots of water after beginning fast. Continue to hydrate.
- Oncology patients must fast overnight, or at least 6 hours prior to PET scan.
- Cardiology patients may eat a light breakfast. It must be low fat.
- Diabetic patients may eat normal, low fat meals, and take usual insulin dose.
After you register, you will be escorted to the PET prep room. The radioisotope or FDG is injected into the patient. When it is time for the PET scan to begin, you will lie on a table that slides into the scanner, a donut-shaped machine that resembles a CT scanner. The table will slide through the PET scanner. For most patients, the PET scan takes about two hours to complete, depending on whether the whole body, or a particular part of the body is scanned.
Scientists ID Toxins to Target in Breast Cancer Prevention
May 16, 2014 - Scientists have identified priority chemicals women should reduce exposure to and have documented how to test for their presence in women's bodies, according to research published online May 12 in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Frequently Asked Questions
National Cancer Institute
Seleccione los efectos secundarios y formas de ligante de tratamiento de su paciente
Blogs and Web Chats
OncoLink Blogs give our readers a chance to react to and comment on key cancer news topics and provides a forum for OncoLink Experts and readers to share opinions and learn from each other.
Frente a un nuevo diagnóstico de cáncer o de cambiar el curso de su tratamiento actual? Deje que nuestro personal de enfermería cáncer que ayudan a pasar!