Necessary Steps to Prepare for a PET Scan

What's a PET Scan?

A PET scan is a special camera that doctors use to see inside your body!

Ask Your Doctor

Before the scan, ask your doctor what you need to do to get ready.

Wear Comfy Clothes

Wear clothes that are easy to take off, like a T-shirt and pants with no metal.

No Jewelry

Leave all your jewelry at home because metal can mess up the scan pictures.

You might need to stop eating a few hours before the scan. Your doctor will tell you when.

Eating Rules

Drink plenty of water unless your doctor tells you not to.

Drink Water

All About Medicines

Tell your doctor about any medicines you take. Sometimes, you might need to skip them.

Get Some Rest

Try to get a good night's sleep before the scan day.

Travel Buddy

Ask a family member to come with you. They can keep you company.

During the Scan

Stay super still so the camera can get the best pictures.

Once it's done, you can usually go home and do your normal stuff.