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Preparing for PET/CT Scan

Before your Appointment:

Prepare a list, which includes:

  1. Names of medications you are currently taking
  2. Brief medical history
  3. Treatments you have had (Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Surgery)

On the Day of your Appointment:

During the Scan

You will be required to lie flat with your arms raised above your head.  If you think you will be unable to keep your arms above your head for approximately 35 minutes, please notify the technologist and they may accommodate you.

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