During the exam:
You will receive small injections of FDG (sugar water with a radioactive tracer). You will sit on a comfortable chair for 60 minutes while the FDG travels throughout your body.
After this time, the technologist will assist you to the scanner. The CT portion of the exam is completed first, followed by the PET portion.
It is important that you don’t move for the duration of the exam. The length of the exam is determined by your height and area of the body being scanned. When the total scan is finished, the computers will produce images for the radiologist to review.
PET/CT scans offer greater peace of mind for patients and their families.