A positron emission tomography (PET) uses a radiotracer to measure important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar (glucose) metabolism, to help doctors diagnose, stage, and plan treatment of your disease.
– Do not eat or drink anything, other than water for six hours before the test.
– Drink plenty of water the day before and after the exam.
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