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1 MYOCARDIAL PET/CT SCAN (FDG tracer) Contact information and registration: Meilahti Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine Tower Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki tel Appointment time: 2 nd floor, orange line on the floor / 20 time: The appointment will take 3-6 hours, of which you will be resting quietly for 2 3 hours. Imaging time is 45 minutes. Please avoid the use of perfume, cologne and other scented products when coming for your If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible. Missed / n-cancelled appointments are subject to a -show fee for persons aged over 15 (Decree on Client Fees in Social Welfare and Health Care /1386). Purpose: This test will help assess the viability or inflammatory process of the heart muscle. Preparation: You may t have anything to eat for at least 12 hours prior to your scan. You may drink plain water, but other drinks. You may t have gum, mints, or candy. Your blood glucose level must be below 7 mmol/l. The imaging agent (tracer) builds up in tissues that use sugar (glucose). The heart muscle usually utilizes sugar, but it can also take up fatty acids. In order to provide as clear images as possible, you should follow a diet that reduces the rmal uptake of sugar in the heart muscle the day prior to your scan. This diet contains plenty of fat and very little carbohydrates. You should follow this diet carefully since failing to do so may interfere with the imaging. This is why you should keep a food diary (enclosed) for the day prior to your scan. You may t have anything to eat for 12 hours prior to your Diet instructions for the day before your appointment: Foods allowed: Non-marinated meats, all-meat sausages, eggs, bacon Hard cheese Oil and margarine Water Sugar-free beverages (free of all natural sweeteners) Coffee and tea without sugar and/or milk Artificial sweeteners Foods to avoid: All foods containing carbohydrates or sugar All milk products (excluding hard cheese), juice, beverages containing sugar Bread, cereals, biscuits, crisps, pastry, candy, nuts Sandwich meats (cold cuts) Rice, pasta, potato All vegetables and root vegetables Chewing gum, mints Alcohol Keep a detailed list of everything you have eaten and the time of day you ate the food on the enclosed food diary. Avoid exercise and physical activity prior to the scan. Leave all jewellery and other metal accessories at home as these may interfere with the imaging. This test is generally t carried out on pregnant women. If there is any possibility that you are pregnant, please contact us before your Medications: You may take any oral medication that has been prescribed for you by your doctor, with plain water only Pt-Syd-PET Sydänlihaksen aineenvaihdunnan laaja PET-TT (FM1JR) Sivu 1/5

2 Diabetes: You may t have anything to eat for at least 4 hours prior to your scan. You can take your usual diabetes medications on the morning of your scan. Keep your medications with you in case you need them Procedure: You will need to rest quietly for 1 hour. You will receive a small amount of radioactive tracer into your vein. Images are taken of your heart, 1 hour after the tracer injection. Apart from the pinprick of the injection, the examination will be painless. The metabolic information from the PET (positron emission tomography) is combined with anatomic data from the low-dose CT (computerised tomography) to improve the quality and help interpret the images Notice! You will additionally undergo myocardial perfusion imaging at ather You will receive a separate information sheet concerning preparations for that After procedure: Breast-feeding mothers should pump and discard milk for 24 hours after the scan Pt-Syd-PET Sydänlihaksen aineenvaihdunnan laaja PET-TT (FM1JR) Sivu 2/5

3 PET/CT SCREENING AND HISTORY FORM Please fill in this form the day prior to your appointment and bring it with you. Name: Social security number: Date: Weight: Height : Do you have or have you had any of the following conditions (tick applicable boxes below): Diabetes Myocardial infarction (heart attack) Kidney failure Sarcoidosis Other infection or inflammation, explain Tuberculosis Bowel infection or inflammation Flu in the past 4 weeks Other chronic disease, explain Trauma (fractures, injury), explain Have you had any surgeries or biopsies in the past 6 months? If, explain In the past 2 weeks, have you had - cortisone (steroids) - blood cell growth factors - chemotherapy * Have you had radiation therapy * in the past 3 months? When? What part of your body? Female patients: Is there any possibility you could be pregnant? Have you been scheduled for a doctor s appointment or telephone consultation? Date? * If you have had chemotherapy less than 2 weeks or radiation therapy less than 3 months prior to your examination, please contact Meilahti Hospital Department of Nuclear Medicine tel Pt-Syd-PET Sydänlihaksen aineenvaihdunnan laaja PET-TT (FM1JR) Sivu 3/5

4 Name: Social security number: Date: FOOD DIARY, Day before appointment Time Description (food and drink) Pt-Syd-PET Sydänlihaksen aineenvaihdunnan laaja PET-TT (FM1JR) Sivu 4/5

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