Patient Preparation

  1. Fasting—nothing by mouth for 4–6 h

  2. No strenuous exercise 24 h before PET

  3. Check blood glucose level (ideally between 120 and 150 mg/dL)

  4. Start intravenous line for 18F-FDG administration

  5. During circulation time, the patient should rest on a cart or recliner

  6. Patient should void before scanning

  7. Remove any metallic objects

  8. Make the patient comfortable under the scanner—that is, use head and arm support