May 16, 2011 - 8:37 pm
I'm getting my first PET scan tomorrow and wonder what the process entails...
I've had CT scans, MRI and ultrasound...and each has been different. For the PET scan, I've been instructed to consume NO CAFFEINE all day today and am expected to not do anything strenuous today...keep my body in "rest state" for the test tomorrow. They said I must fast after midnight but when I get up in the morning I must drink 24 ounces of water in the hour before I come to the hospital. They said to not take any meds the morning of the scan, just bring them with me. They said the process will take 2 1/2 HOURS!!! What exactly am I in for???