What are the risks of the PET / CT Exam?
There are none – the quantity of radiation is very low, similar to a CT scan, lung, bone, or heart scan. The radiopharmaceutical tracer is only in your body for a few hours and flushes out naturally.
What happens after the exam?
After the Nuclear Technologist helps you off the imaging table, you are free to resume your normal diet. You should drink additional fluids after the exam to help your body flush out all the radiopharmaceutical (FDG).
When will my results be ready?
You can expect the results of your PET/CT scan to be available to your physician within 1 to 2 business days.