Patient Prep - Oncology Imaging

Preparation for your PET/CT imaging study is more critical than for other commonly performed imaging studies.



Dress in warm, comfortable clothing, as some scanner rooms may be cool. Avoid wearing jewelry and clothes with metal fasteners and zippers.


Food and Drink
Call the imaging facility for specific instructions. Generally, the day before your scan drink 6-8 glasses of water and limit the amount of sugar and caffeine you consume. On the day of the scan, do not eat or drink anything except plain water for four to six hours before your scan. Drink several glasses of water before your scan to ensure hydration.


Take your regularly scheduled medications with water prior to arriving for your scan, unless instructed otherwise.


Diabetic Patients
Inform the imaging facility ahead of time if you are diabetic to discuss specific instructions. You should test your blood sugar level before the scan; it should be approximately 100-200 mg/dL.


Patient Guide PET/CT 




of Lake Charles, LLC

1750 Ryan Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601


P - 337.433.3001

F - 337.433.0540


Hours of Operation

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday



Our Staff

Christopher King 


Ronald Weems 

  VP Field Operations 

Jeremiah Juneau 


Sherry Perkins 

  Patient Care Coordinator


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