Nuclear Medicine exams use small amounts of radioactive materials that
are detected by a special camera to produce the images. These materials,
which are administered IV or orally, expose patients to minimal
radiation…no more than they would receive from a diagnostic x-ray.
Most nuclear medicine exams require simple preparation. The most common
preparations are nothing by mouth 4-6 hours before your exam.
Occasionally, you will be asked to discontinue certain medications for a
specific length of time prior to your exam. Your physician will inform
you of these requirements in advance of your exam. If you have any
questions, the nuclear medicine staff at PMHC will be happy to help you.
DAY 1: After injection start clear liquid diet. No coffee, tea,
red jell-o, purple jell-o or dark colored pops
(You must be able to see your hand through it to be clear).
At 4:00PM start Evac*Q*Kwik Bowel cleansing kit: drink all the
liquid Mag Citrate.
Start using the FLEET Enemas until clear or 9:00 p.m.
At 5:00 p.m. drink at least 8 oz. of water.
At 6:00 p.m. swallow the tablets whole.
Nothing by mouth after 9:00 p.m.
DAY 2: Continue clear liquid diet and FLEETS enemas until clear
or 9:00 p.m. Nothing by mouth after 9:00 p.m.
DAY 3: 48hrs after injection: Continue clear liquid diet and
FLEETS enemas until clear. Nothing by mouth after 9:00 p.m.
DAY 4: 72hrs:
Continue clear liquid diet.
When images are done you may return to your normal diet.