PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scan
This four-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for a positron emission tomography or PET scan, which is a test that uses a radioactive solution to examine blood flow, body tissues, and cells to identify certain conditions. It clarifies that persons with allergies and women who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or think they might be pregnant should tell the staff before the PET scan. The document contains guidelines to help people prepare, provides a step by step explanation of what will happen during the scan, and what the patient should do after.
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