Preparation for full-body PET/CT Scan:
PET/CT diagnosis is based on the analysis of cell metabolism, and it is affected by a number of external factors. In order for the doctor to obtain accurate data, preparation for the examination is necessary:
- Two days before the procedure, avoid alcohol and limit carbohydrate foods (everything that contains glucose, fructose, lactose and complex carbohydrates: sweets, cereals, flour, milk, sweet drinks).
- Stop eating 6 or more hours before your visit to the center. The scan is performed on an empty stomach.
- Two days before a PET/CT, do not overcool yourself, do not exercise – cold and intense movement affect the metabolism in the tissues of the body.
- Take warm comfortable clothes without metal elements (zippers, buttons, etc.) and a change of shoes. The clothes should not be tight or cramped.
- Bring to the examination the data of past examinations and examinations, the conclusions of specialists about your disease.
- Important: Patients with diabetes need to consult an endocrinologist before undergoing PET/CT. High blood sugar levels in patients may decrease the reliability of the PET/CT result. The doctor should also be warned about pregnancy, breastfeeding, allergies to medications, claustrophobia, and inability to lie still for 30 minutes.
- Our staff will assist you in detail about the preparation for the positron emission tomography and choose a convenient date and time for your visit, upon making an appointment for the examination.