While every physician is different, there are a few standard rules that seem to apply when preparing for your cardiac PET scan. Remember to follow your physician’s instructions as the information below serves as only a guideline.
Specific instructions are provided to you upon making an appointment. It’s essential to follow all preparation instructions to help prevent a rescheduled test. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have, if you’re pregnant or nursing, and the medications you’re taking, whether they’re prescription, over-the-counter, or nutritional supplements.
The two most common restrictions we see are beta-blockers and caffeine so, we’re going to delve into those a bit more.