Did you ever hear two heads are better than one? Well, that same saying applies to PET/CT scans, which combines two powerful imaging tools to give physicians an extremely well-rounded, in-depth view of your body.
How to Prepare for a PET/CT Scan and What to Expect
You will receive detailed instructions from your technologist on how to prepare for a PET/CT scan which will likely include some dietary restrictions the day prior to your exam. Be sure to notify your technologist if you are pregnant, breast feeding, have diabetes or taking medications. It is common that you will receive a contrast injection prior to your procedure to better define your images. The average length of the exam is 2-3 hours.