Preparing for Your PET/CT

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Please follow these instructions to prepare you for your PET/CT exam. Proper preparation is the key to obtaining optimal PET/CT scan images. 

Instructions for PET/CT at PET/CT First Hill 

Check-in Time

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.

Dietary Preparations

Menu Examples

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