Tips for Reducing Anxiety Before a PET Scan

Bring a Favorite Toy

Pack your favorite small toy or book to feel at home!

Listen to Music

Ask if you can listen to your favorite songs during the scan.

Deep Breathing

Breathe in slowly, then out. It helps relax your mind.

Think of a Happy Place

Imagine being in your favorite place. Maybe a beach or a park!

Choose your softest outfit to feel cozy and calm.

Wear Comfy Clothes

Knowing what will happen can make it less scary.

Learn About the Scan

Counting Game

Count colors in the room or shapes you see.

Positive Thoughts

Tell yourself, 'I can do this!' Positive thoughts are powerful.

Once it’s done, you’ll feel proud for being so brave!