The Experience

Plan to be at the testing center for 2 to 2 ½ hours. It is important to arrive on time. If you cannot arrive on time, please call 24 hours in advance to reschedule your test.

A PET/CT scan is not painful but it requires patience. You will receive an injection in advance of the scan. It takes 60 to 90 minutes for the material to be distributed throughout your body. During this time you will be asked to relax comfortably in a recliner in a quiet room. You will also need to be still for the entire scan, which takes 25-45 minutes depending on what your doctor has ordered.