Patient Instructions for PET Stress Testing
48 HOURS BEFORE
In the event you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you must give 48 hours’ notice to avoid being billed $250.00. You can reschedule or cancel your appointment by calling 281-506-8720.
24 HOURS BEFORE
Do not eat or drink anything that has caffeine, including coffee, tea, decaffeinated products, Excedrin, chocolate, cocoa, herbal teas, and soda for 24 hours before your exam. Caffeine will interfere with the results of the test. Do not smoke or consume alcohol during this time. Please refer to the table below for a list of restricted medications.
6 HOURS BEFORE
Do not eat or drink anything except water. No water starting 4 hours before.DIABETIC PATIENTS ONLY: If you are eating 6 hours before the study, please take your diabetic medication. All other diabetic patients should not take their medications. However, bring your medications with you to your appointment.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.
- Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit and do not wear jewelry the day of your test.
- If you are claustrophobic or have a problem with being in a restricted environment for any length of time, please consult your referring physician prior to your appointment.
Please do not take these medications the day before and the day of your stress test, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.