What should I expect during this exam?
- You will receive an intravenous (IV) injection of the radioactive substance. In some cases it may be given through an existing intravenous line.
- The radioactive substance will then take approximately 60 minutes to travel through the body and be absorbed by the tissue. During this time, you will be asked to rest quietly and avoid significant movement or talking, which may alter the localization of the administered substance.
- You will be positioned on the PET scanner table and asked to lie still during your exam.
- Scanning takes 20 to 45 minutes.
- Usually there are no restrictions on daily routine after the test. You should drink plenty of fluids to flush the radioactive substance from your body.
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