A 32-year-old female asked:
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have a pet/ct scan tomorrow at 1 pm, its 6:45pm now. i had fried chicken but i peeled the skin off. i had no sides. will this effect the scan?

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
No Problem: Here are Diet instructions 12 hours before your appointment: Eat a low carbohydrate diet. Foods like meat, hard cheese, tofu, eggs, and vegetables with no starch can be eaten. Foods like cereal, pasta, milk, breads and other sugars are NOT allowed. 6 hours before your appointment: Stop eating 6 hours before your appointment; however, you may continue to drink water.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably not: Usually not eat or drink 6 to 8 hours not eating prior to scan. Drink 24 to 36 ounces water night before exam. Refrain from exercise for 48 hours before test.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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