Positron Emission Tomography Scans (PET Scans)
Cell phone: 207-542-2308
SCHEDULING Phone Line: 207-289-3019
Days of Service
Mondays. Generally, four days per month.
PET Scan Patient Prep Info
For all Oncology PET exams, the patient should be NPO 4 hours prior to study. Patient may drink water, but no other type of liquid.
Patient should be well hydrated with plain water only, prior to appointment.
No pregnant patients may have a PET exam; breast-feeding mothers should contact the PET Facility for further instructions. Pregnant patients are scanned at the referring physician's discretion. If the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the fetus we will scan. Patient will be required to sign a form acknowledging her pregnancy and possible risk to the fetus. Nursing mothers are instructed to pump milk prior to PET scan and refrain from nursing for 24 hours post exam.
The patient may take any other scheduled medications if they can tolerate them on an
empty stomach. If patient requires pain medication to lie down flat, please have patient
brings them to their PE Scan appointment at St Mary's
. Regional Medical Center
Have the patient wear loose fitting clothes on the day of the exam. It will be necessary to remove all metal hairpins and metal objects from pockets prior to the exam. The patient should be prepared to be at the scanning facility for approximately one and a half to three hours. After the initial injection of the isotope, the patient will be placed in a "quiet" room for 45-60 minutes.
All PET scans require pre-certification. Please check with each of your insurance carriers.