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Do not eat for at least 4–6 hours prior: We recommend that you have nothing to eat for at least 4–6 hours prior to your test (except water and your usual medications).
Drink water: You are encouraged to drink 3–4 glasses of water prior to arriving at Stanford.
Do not take your diabetic medication the morning of the test. You may take all other medications as usual.
Confirm your appointment 24 hours prior: You must be confirmed for your appointment 24 hours prior to the test. If a Stanford Nuclear Medicine staff member does not call you prior to the test, please contact scheduling to confirm. Because of the extremely high demand for a PET/CT scan, your slot may be given to another patient.