Brain PET/CT

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At NHRMC, radiologists use a brain PETCT scan to examine the brain's tissue and look for cognitive decline.

This scan uses a radioactive substance called a tracer, which absorbs into the bloodstream. The images will show which areas of the brain are most active and which are least active, allowing the radiologist to see how the brain is functioning.  


You will be instructed to have no food or drink (except for water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment. Water is encouraged until appointment time.

Day of Exam

You will sit quietly in the dark to reduce brain activity for 30 minutes prior to and for 30 minutes after the injection.