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You will feel no side effects from the radioactive injection.
You may go home when the study is finished and resume your regular diet and medication. You are encouraged to drink water to help clear the radioactivity from your body.
Test results will be forwarded to your doctor within 2 days.
Yes, unless it is for diabetes. All diabetic medication should be brought with you to the scanner. Please also bring your home glucometer.
Meat, milk products, cheese, nuts etc. Atkin's diet is an appropriate diet to have the day before a scan.
Bread, potatoes, pasta, beans, rice, sugar, sweets.
Yes the day before, however, we would like them to be stopped at midnight.
Only routine light exercise.
Yes, as long as you would not classify it strenuous exercise.
It is best not to have alcohol.
It is best to only have water on the day of the test.
2 - 3 hours.
We must wait 60 minutes after the injection of the isotope before we can start the scan. The scan itself only takes 40 minutes.
It would be best to come without any body jewelry.