This picture diagnostic test is frequently indicated in the event of serious medical illnesses like cancer, neurological problems, and cardiovascular disease. A PET scan is used to evaluate the success of treatment while an illness is being treated.
Preparing for a PET scan test:
Bring your medical history along with any previous scans
Make sure to remove any metallic objects, such as keys, jewellery, belt, wallet, etc.
Get dietary advice from the doctor at least 2 days before the test
As the PET scan alters the body’s blood sugar, hence, diabetics need to consult with their doctor about possible risks and how to mitigate them
Make sure to carry your Kidney Function Test (KFT) report, no more than a month old
A radioactive tracer is injected about 30 to 60 minutes before the test, post-which you’ll need to rest for the tracer to dissolve