How should I prepare?

Various nuclear medicine procedures have different preparations, and therefore, will require specific instructions.  You may be instructed not to consume food or drink for at least 4 hours prior to your appointment.  If you are having a renal (kidney) function test, plan to drink plenty of water in advance of the procedure.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  Casual attire without zippers, buttons, grommets or any metal is preferred.  If you are pregnant or nursing, you must notify your doctor and technologist.

Please review your doctor's order prior to your test for specific preparations, and consult with them if you have any questions.

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