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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the positron emission tomography scan?
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Maybe
Taking a pet study is easy and painless.
You will get an injection of a radioactive substance (glucose) and relax in a calm quiet area. Then the technologists will have you lay on a motorized table and you slowly are moved through two large open tubes that scan you. You won't feel anything otherwise and can keep your eyes open or closed. A relaxing medicine can be given if absolutely necessary.

In brief: Maybe
Taking a pet study is easy and painless.
You will get an injection of a radioactive substance (glucose) and relax in a calm quiet area. Then the technologists will have you lay on a motorized table and you slowly are moved through two large open tubes that scan you. You won't feel anything otherwise and can keep your eyes open or closed. A relaxing medicine can be given if absolutely necessary.
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