What to Expect From a PET/CT Exam

If your doctor orders a PET/CT there are a few steps of the exam you might not expect. First, you’ll be injected with a contrast that contains a small amount of short-lived radioactive tracer. This injection helps “light up” cells that are the most metabolically active. You’ll also asked to wait in a quiet room for about an hour after the injection so the tracer can move through your body. And when we say quiet, we mean it. Even scrolling through your smartphone is more activity than you can do. Find out what happens next in this video:

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