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Notes

PET-CT Scan, and CT Scan

*You should not have the exams if you are pregnant or may be pregnant, if you are breast feeding, or if you have an implantable cardio-verter defibrillator.

*Tell your doctor if you have a pacemaker. You may not be able to have a PET-CT scan.

*Do not engage in any strenuous exercise before the exam.

*Do not eat or drink anything except water for 5 hours prior to the test. This includes chewing gum, candy and nutritional supplement.

MRI/MRA

*The presence of metal in your body may be a safety hazard or affect a portion of the MRI image. Before receiving an MRI test, tell your doctor if you have any metal or electronic devices in your body, such as pacemaker, implantable cardio-verter defibrillator, metal heart valves, cochlear implant, aneurysm clip and stent.

*Let your doctor know if you have tattoos or permanent cosmetics in your body. Tatoos or permanent cosmetics might cause discoloration or burning during the test. In some cases, tattoo pigments can interfere with the quality of the image.

*Your surgical history may lead that we cannot use a 3.0 Tesla MRI system or that you may not be able to have an MRI test.

*You should not have an MRI test if you are pregnant or may be pregnant.

*Remove all make-up before the test, otherwise there is a risk of a burn injury.

*Before an MRI test, remove jewelry, hairpins, eyeglasses, watches, wigs, dentures, hearing aids and underwire bras and other metallic belongings.

Mammography for Woman

Breast implants may impede accurate mammogram readings.
If you have implants, you will not be able to receive mammography at our clinic.
There is a risk that breast compression during the procedure might cause implant rupture or changes in the shape of the breast.