Please arrive when scheduled, at least 30’ prior to the start of the test.

Please don’t eat or drink anything but water after midnight before the test. It’s especially important to avoid caffeine including the small amounts of caffeine in decaf coffee, soft drinks and cocoa.

If you smoke, please don’t smoke for 4 hours leading up to the procedure.

Wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. Avoid wearing shirts or undergarments with metal such as snaps, wires or zippers.

You will be given a list of medications not to take on the morning of the study. Talk to your doctor about any other medications you may be taking. This is particularly important for people taking diabetes medications as you will be fasting on the day of the study.

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call 24 hours in advance. Our staff has ordered a customized dose of radioactive material for you and this will go to waste if not used.

Tell us if you are breastfeeding or are pregnant.