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Nuclear Medicine Tests Preps

Hyperthyroidism Therapy

  • If you are a female of childbearing age, you will receive a pregnancy test prior to your treatment.
  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are currently taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them 4 - 6 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • If you are taking Propylthiouracil (PTU), you may not take it for five days prior to your treatment.
  • Please do not take any multivitamins for two weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Thyroid Therapy Carcinoma

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are currently taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • You may not receive any contrast medias 4 weeks prior to your exam.
  • If you are taking Propylthiouracil (PTU), you may not take it for 5 days prior to your exam.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

  • Please do not eat or drink for 4 hours prior to your exam.
  • You should not have caffeine 12 hours prior to your exam.
  • You should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Cardiac Blood Pool Rest or Stress

  • You should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Thyroid Uptake

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are currently taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • If you are taking Propylthiouracil (PTU), you may not take it for 5 days prior to your exam.
  • Please do not take any multivitamins for 2 weeks prior to your exam.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Thyroid Scan, Thyroid Carcinoma Whole Body

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 4 - 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • If you are scheduled for a whole body exam, you will receive a radionuclide capsule 48 hours prior to your exam.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Thyroid Carcinoma Mets Limited

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 2 hours before and after dosing.
  • If you are taking thyroid medicine, you must stop taking them for 4 - 6 weeks prior to your exam.
  • 48 hours prior to your exam, you will receive a radionuclide capsule.
  • You should not have had iodinated contrast studies (CT or IVP exams) 8 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • You should not be taking medicine or consuming food that contains a large amount of iodine, such as sushi or kelp.
  • An allergy to seafood and/or iodinated contrast is not a contraindication for this study.

Schilling Test

  • Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your exam.

Hepatobilliary Function Scan

  • Please do not eat or drink anything 4 hours prior to your exam.
  • You may not take any sort of pain medication 6 hours prior to your exam.

Gastric Emptying Study

  • Please do not eat anything for 4 hours prior to your exam.

Meckels Scan

  • Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your exam.
  • You should not take any laxatives prior to exam.

PET Scan

  • Please do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to your exam.
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In 2016, Campbell County Health (CCH) is redesigning its website, www.cchwyo.org, to help the organization provide the best quality care to our patients and residents. To begin this effort, we are asking the public to answer a six-question survey on what items they would like to have on our website. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and will closed at noon on Friday, January 29.