Nuclear Medicine Procedure Preps

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment for your patient, please contact Duke Radiology Centralized Scheduling at (919) 684-7999, Monday thru Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm.

To schedule thyroid procedures, same day appointments or questions, please contact the division of Nuclear Medicine at (919) 684-7220, Monday thru Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

To schedule a PET, please contact Radiology PET scheduling at (919) 684-7714 or for questions contact the division of Nuclear Medicine at (919) 684-7220, Monday thru Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

 


No Special Prep Instructions

Bone Scans
Patient should be well hydrated


Nothing by Mouth (NPO) 4 hours prior to study   

Gastric Emptying Liquid
Gastric Emptying Solid
Gastric Reflux
Hepatobiliary*
*No Narcotic Pain Medication such as Morphine 6 hours prior to the study
PET  Meckels Scan
Brain Scan
Whole Body Scan

Nothing by Mouth (NPO) 2 hours prior to study

I-131 Therapy*
*Stat Beta HCG for females 12 – 55 years old unless patient had total hysterectomy or 5 years post menopause.


Nothing by Mouth (NPO) 1 hour prior to study

Thyroid Metastases/Uptake  Thyroid Uptake/Scan

Potassium Iodide Oral Solution (SSKI) 1 day prior to study as prescribed by referring physician

MIBG