LifeScan Minnesota: PET/CT Imaging
 
 

 

GENERAL: 

  • Schedule your exam at least 2 weeks after end of last chemotherapy cycle; 6-8 weeks after surgery; 12 weeks after radiation.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and avoid wearing jewelry, zippers and snaps.

DIET: 

  • Do not eat anything 4-6 hours prior to your exam.
  • Eat a high protein/low carbohydrate diet the evening before your exam. Avoid potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, sugar, desserts and juices.
  • You may drink water up to the time of your exam.
  • Avoid all nicotine and caffeine 12 hours prior to your exam.
  • Avoid all nutritional supplements (Ensure™, Boost™, etc.) 8 hours prior to your exam.

ACTIVITY: 

  • Refrain from strenuous exercise 24 hours prior to your exam.

PATIENT MEDICATIONS: 

  • Take all other normally scheduled medication, with water, if they can be tolerated on an empty stomach.

AFTER YOUR EXAM: 

  • As an extra precaution, avoid getting close to an infant or anyone who is pregnant for 2 hours after your exam. 

 

DIABETIC PATIENTS: 

NON-INSULIN DEPENDENT PATIENTS

  • Take diabetic medication with water the morning of your exam.
  • No oral diabetic medication for 4 hours prior to your exam.

INSULIN DEPENDENT PATIENTS

  • Eat a normal breakfast and take the usual dose of insulin.
  • No insulin for 4 hours prior to your exam.

 

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