Guidelines for Eating Before a PET Scan

What's a PET Scan?

It’s a special camera that doctors use to look inside your body!

Why No Food?

Eating can change the scan pictures, so doctors ask you not to eat for a few hours first.

When to Stop Eating

Stop eating 6 hours before the scan. Only water is okay!

Can I Drink Water?

Yes, drinking water is good! It helps you stay hydrated.

Take your medicine with water unless your doctor says not to.

What About Medicines?

It’s okay to feel a bit hungry. Remember, it’s important for the scan.

Feeling Hungry?

What to Avoid

No candies, gum, or snacks before the scan!

Check With Doctor

Always ask your doctor if you're not sure what to do.

Once it’s done, you can eat normally again!