How to Prepare?

How Should You Prepare for Your Scan? How Should You Prepare for Your Scan?

There are a couple of things to remember before your scan.

  • Do NOT eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to your PET scan.
    • This includes chewing gum, breath mints, candies etc
    • You may drink plain water. We encourage you to hydrate with water. No flavored waters.
    • What does 6 hours prior look like?
      • If your scan is at 8:00 am, do not eat anything after 2:00 am.
      • If your scan is at 12:00 pm, do not eat anything after 6:00 am. 
    • If you choose to eat before your scan, please be finished eating and drinking (except plain water) before the 6 hour mark.
  • If you are diabetic, please call our office at 405-272-5090 before your appointment for instructions. All other prescribed medications can be taken with plain water.
  • If you will need pain medication or medication for claustrophobia while you are at PET Imaging, please bring the medication with you.
  • Please do not participate in any strenuous exercise for 24 hours before your appointment.
  • The scan room can be cold. Wear comfortable clothing and dress warm. If you wear clothing with metal fasteners or zippers, you may be asked to change into a patient gown.
  • Please, inform your doctor or the technologist if you may be pregnant or are a nursing mother. Please do not bring small children to the appointment.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us by 3:00 PM on the day before your exam to avoid a cancellation fee. The medication for your scan is ordered the day before your scan.