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Yes the day before, however, we would like them to be stopped at midnight.
Can I exercise the day before?
Only routine light exercise.
Can I have sex the night before?
Yes, as long as you would not classify it as strenuous exercise.
Can I drink alcohol the night before?
It is best not to have alcohol.
Can I have caffeine?
It is best to only have water on the day of the test.
How long is the test?
Why does it take so long?
We must wait 60 minutes after the injection of the isotope before we can start the scan. The scan itself only takes 40 minutes.
Can I wear body jewelry?
It would be best to come without any body jewelry.
How is a PET/CT scan different from a CT scan?
The PET lets us look at glucose or sugar uptake by the cells of your body. The CT scan lets us get a clear image of the organs and tissues. Therefore, the PET scan defines sugar utilization of the tissues and a CT scan defines location and size, i.e. anatomy.