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Preparation

Before you arrive for your procedure, we suggest that you dress comfortably and warmly.

If lying on your back for a long period of time is painful, you may want take a pain pill prior to the study.

The radiotracer will remain in your body for a short time, and is excreted through natural bodily functions. Drinking plenty of fluids after the test will help your body clear the tracer more quickly.

In order to have the best possible nuclear medicine procedure, it is very important to remain as still as possible. Any movement may make the images more difficult to interpret, or even cause the exam to be repeated. If there is any part of the procedure that you do not understand, please ask the technologist.

Each procedure has its own criteria for preparation. Please check your procedure below for a brief description, preparation rules, and duration of each exam.