Multiple Choice Question of the Week : Nuclear-12 : [Answer]


Patients presenting for PET/CT-FDG cardiac imaging for assessment of hibernating myocardium.
A) Should fast for 18 hours and follow a carbohydrate free diet.
B) Be given FDG immediately on arrival to the Lab to expedite the image acquisition.
C)  Should fast for at least for 6 hours and glucose clamp should be followed in the Lab.
D) A similar protocol is followed in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

The correct answer is: C)

ASNC practice points for PET-FDG recommend fasting for at least 6b hours and follow a glucose clam with an insulin scale.

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