There is little or no preparation for most nuclear medicine examinations. If the procedure involves gastric emptying, fasting prior to examination is required. For exams involving the kidneys you will be asked to drink fluids prior to the procedure. Patients scheduling thyroid examinations should consult their physician for appropriate preparation. For 24 hours following a nuclear imaging study most patients are instructed to drink plenty of fluids. The residual radioactive material decays normally and passes out of the body though the urine and stool.
For all examinations including: I123, I123 Ablation, Stess Test, Hida Scan, Thyroid, Liver Spleen, Whole Bone Scan, etc. Please call for proper preparation.