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Nuclear Medicine Tests Preps

Hyperthyroidism Therapy

  • If you are a female of childbearing age, you will receive a pregnancy test prior to your treatment.
  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are currently taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them 4 - 6 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • If you are taking Propylthiouracil (PTU), you may not take it for five days prior to your treatment.
  • Please do not take any multivitamins for two weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Thyroid Therapy Carcinoma

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are currently taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • You may not receive any contrast medias 4 weeks prior to your exam.
  • If you are taking Propylthiouracil (PTU), you may not take it for 5 days prior to your exam.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

  • Please do not eat or drink for 4 hours prior to your exam.
  • You should not have caffeine 12 hours prior to your exam.
  • You should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Cardiac Blood Pool Rest or Stress

  • You should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Thyroid Uptake

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are currently taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • If you are taking Propylthiouracil (PTU), you may not take it for 5 days prior to your exam.
  • Please do not take any multivitamins for 2 weeks prior to your exam.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Thyroid Scan, Thyroid Carcinoma Whole Body

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 4 - 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • If you are scheduled for a whole body exam, you will receive a radionuclide capsule 48 hours prior to your exam.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Thyroid Carcinoma Mets Limited

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 4 - 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • 48 hours prior to your exam, you will receive a radionuclide capsule.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Schilling Test

  • Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your exam.

Hepatobilliary Function Scan

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 4 hours prior to your exam.
  • You may not take any sort of pain medication 6 hours prior to your exam.

Gastric Emptying Study

  • Please do not eat anything for 4 hours prior to your exam.

Meckels Scan

  • Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your exam.
  • You should not take any laxatives prior to exam.

PET Scan

  • Please do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to your exam.
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