What can you not eat before a PET scan?
- No cereals.
- No pasta.
- No dry beans.
- No fruit and fruit juices.
- No sugar, honey, desserts or candy.
- No starchy vegetables, such as peas, corn, potatoes.
- No alcohol.
- No nutritional shakes or smoothies.
What proteins can you eat before a PET scan?
Proteins: you may eat any type of meat (bacon, beef, chicken, ham, hot dogs, pork, salami, sausage, venison, canned meat) or seafood (clams, fish, lobster, scallops, and shrimp). Eggs, cheese, cottage cheese and nuts.
What should you not do before a PET scan?
Do not eat or drink anything, except water, for 6 hours before the exam. You may drink water, as much water as you can would be helpful, until arrival. Routine medications may be taken, unless you have been instructed otherwise.