Nov 29, 2009 - 8:29 am
I was reading about PET scan procedures so I'd be ready for mine tommorrow, as I've never had a PET-scan. I read that you may have to lie still an hour as the contrast works its way through your body before the scan. I hate to be cold, and those rooms are always freezing. My worry is that I will involuntarily shiver during the scan if I have to lay there getting colder and colder for an hour. When my adreneline is up (fear, anxiety) I have experienced jumpy muscles before and I know that it is important to be very sstill during a PET scan. Would it be inappropriate for me to bring along my thick fuzzy robe to cover myself while I wait? Or isn't it really that cold? Can someone please share their experience so I know what it'll be like? THANKS!