The licensed lab technician at the center or hospital will guide you through the test process.
Before your scan, the technicians may place an IV catheter in your arm or leg and ask if you have removed any metal devices or medication patches.
They may also go over the reason for the scan, any allergies you may have, and any other special instructions you need to follow.
When the scan is ready, you’ll be seated on a long, narrow table with velcro straps or other safety devices to keep you in place. According to which parts of your body need to be visualized, the table will slide in and out of the circular scanner.
Before operating the scanner, the technicians will leave the room and may communicate with you via intercom.