I'm scheduled for an Axumin scan on Friday afternoon but was given no prep instructions, so I've been checking online. I'm not a fan of radiation because of the potential damage and would like to do all I can to moderate the effects. So far, here's what I've found:
1. Limit physical "activity prior to the scan" to avoid high muscle uptake of Axumin which can "render the study non-diagnostic." (Almedia, Prostate Cancer Communication/Fall 2017) No indication of when to cut back prior to the scan.
2. Nothing to eat/drink except H20 for 4hrs (Axumin) or 6hrs (PET/CT) beforehand.
3. Limited carbohydrate diet for previous 24 hrs ((PET/CT).
4. Take assorted anti-oxidants/supplements before/after (e.g. NAC, Genistein, DIM, Gamma Tocotrenols, Ginko, Hesperidin, Quercetin) to help deal with oxidant byproducts of the radiation. No indication of timing or dosages.
I'd very much appreciate any suggestions or comments. Many of you have considerably more knowledge/experience than I.