PET/CT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PET SCAN PATIENTS

 

YOUR DOCTOR HAS ORDERED A PET/CT SCAN FOR YOU.  THIS SCAN WILL HELP YOUR DOCTOR BETTER MANAGE YOUR HEALTHCARE TREATMENT. THESE INSTRUCTIONS, WILL INSURE A BETTER, MORE ACCURATE STUDY.

 

ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME, TO COMPLETE PAPERWORK. THE TEST WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY TWO TO TWO AND ONE HALF HOURS.

WE ARE LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THECOMPREHENSIVECANCERCENTER.

 

DIET

EAT ONLY PROTEIN FOR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT TIME, THAT WOULD INCLUDE MEAT, FISH, CHICKEN, HARD CHEESE, EGGS

DRINK ONLY WATER FOR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT TIME

NO FOOD AFTER 8 PM THE NIGHT PRIOR TO STUDY, WATER  AND USUAL MEDS ARE OK

AVOID SMOKING FOR 8 HOURS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT

AVOID STRENUOUS EXERCISE FOR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO EXAM ( NO TENNIS OR GOLF)

 

CLOTHING

WEAR WARM, NON METAL CLOTHING, SUCH AS SWEATS (NO METAL ZIPPERS, BUTTONS, HOOKS ) NO JEWELRY, WATCHES, HAIR PINS.  WE WILL SUPPLY A GOWN IF NEEDED.

 

DIABETIC PATIENTS:

EXCEPT FOR DIABETES MEDICATIONS, YOU MAKE TAKE YOUR MEDICATIONS, AS USUAL, WITH WATER ONLY.  IF YOUR MEDICATION IS TO BE TAKEN WITH FOOD, TAKE THAT MEDICATION ON THE EVENING PRIOR TO THE EXAM, AND RESUME YOURNORMAL MEDICATION SCHEDULE AFTER THE SCAN IS COMPLETED.

DIABETIC MEDICATION SHOULD BE TAKEN THE NIGHT BEFORE THE STUDY.

 INSULIN OR ORAL MEDICATIONS: OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE THE GLUCOSE LEVEL WITHINNORMAL LIMITS AT THE TIME OF THE INJECTION (80-120 MG/DL). IF YOU TAKE GLUCOPHAGE OR METFORMIN, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO STOP THE MEDICATION FOR 48 HOURS AFTER ANY CONTRAST.

 

CLAUSTROPHOBIC PATIENTS

YOU WILL NEED TO ARRANGE WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN, FOR MEDICATION.  WE RECOMMEND 1.0 MG XANAX.

ANY QUESTIONS MAY BE ADDRESSED BY CONTACTING THE PET/CT TECHNOLOGIST, KATHY RISNER, AT 760-778-5909.















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