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Preparation for PET
Preparation for a PET exam:
  • Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 4-6 hours before your exam because it could interfere with the results; don’t even chew gum.
  • If you take medication, drink only enough plain water to swallow them.
  • If you’ve been advised not to take your medications on an empty stomach, eat nothing more than a few soda crackers within 4-6 hours of your exam.
  • Avoid unnecessary physical activity on the day of the exam.
  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing, avoid metal buttons on shirts and please leave your jewelry at home.
  • If you will be taking any medications for anxiety or claustrophobia please bring someone with you to drive home.
  • If you have questions, please call as early as possible.
  • If you must cancel, please do so at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.