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PET Scan-Whole Body Instructions

PET – CT Scan Whole body

  1. Fasting of minimum 5 hours. 

  2. Should NOT take insulin injection or take diabetes medicines in the morning. Can take rest of the medications

  3. Can drink water though

  4. Small dose of radioactive injection is given IV and whole body scan will be done one hour later. Please report to the attending nurse/technologist/physician in case of any previous history of contrast allergy

  5. The initial part of the scan is a diagnostic CT wherein IV contrast is given, followed by PET imaging. The approximate duration of the scan is about 10-12 mins

  6. Blood test (S.Creatinine) is a mandatory requirement prior to this scan if the doctor has advised for a contrast CT(test should not be later than 2 months)

  7. Requested to bring all prior reports/old CD’s 

  8. Requested to stay away from pregnant women for a day

  9. Please inform the attending staff in case you are pregnant

  10. Reports will be issued the next day

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