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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. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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