Preparing for your PET/CT

Preparing for your PET/CT

Please follow these instructions to prepare you for your PET/CT exam.  Proper preparation is the key to obtaining optimal PET/CT scan images.  Please see instructions below or click here to open up the PDF file -

For PET/CT Imaging Exam - Oncology and Epilepsy Patient Preparation Form.

For PET/CT Imaging Exam - Memory Loss PETCT Brain Imaging pt prep 2014.

Do NOT eat:
Bread, pastry, cereal and pasta 
Fruits (no tomatoes) 
Desserts, muffins, crackers, candy, cookies, cakes, ice cream, yogurt, jams, jellies and honey 
Soft drinks, milk, soy milk, tonic water, juices, beer and other alcoholic beverages 
Starchy vegetables (rice, potatoes, corn, lima beans, soy beans (edamame), parsnips and peas)

You may eat:
Meats (beef, chicken, lamb, pork, fish) and tofu; do not use sweet sauces and do not bread the meat 
Eggs prepared without milk 
Cheese, butter, mayonnaise and unsweetened peanut butter 
Non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, spinach, green beans and cauliflower) 
Nuts, excluding honey roasted.

***If you are on MY CHART - Please note the appointment time listed on your PETCT and/or CT exam is the time you go onto the scanner table.  It is NOT your check-in time.  We will call you prior to the appointment day and let you know your check-in time. 

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