Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Food v. PET scan

For this PET scan, they have instructed me to not eat after 7:00 A.M. All I get is water! I am going to be so hungry. But Christa said she would take me out for food after the test is done. I am thinking of a Texas Jack burger from Back Yard Burgers. Yum!

I suspect that they will attach the radioactive material to glucose and then since I have not had anything to eat, my body will send the sugar to where it is most needed in the brain. From there, the radioactive stuff should emit the positrons which are detected by the PET gizmo. I'll ask the techs and let you all know if I am correct.

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