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After you register, you will be escorted to the PET prep room. The radioisotope or FDG is injected into the patient. When it is time for the PET scan to begin, you will lie on a table that slides into the scanner, a donut-shaped machine that resembles a CT scanner. The table will slide through the PET scanner. For most patients, the PET scan takes about two hours to complete, depending on whether the whole body, or a particular part of the body is scanned.
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