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Preparation Instructions

CT Scan: An intravenous injection may Be required for your CT scan. Daily medications can be taken. No solid food 4 hours prior to injection, it is encouraged to hydrate yourself, drinking 8 to 10 full glasses of water the evening prior to your exam. If you have had a recent plain X-ray of the area to be scanned, please bring it with you.

CT Abdomen and Pelvis: Please arrive 1 hour prior to exam time in order to drink oral contrast before the scanning begins. For exams related to kidney stone diagnosis, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to exam for registration purposes.

A.M. appointment. - Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the evening before your exam.
P.M. appointments. - Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.

CT Chest: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Please bring any previous chest x-rays with you.

CT Contrast Study: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to exam time. Hydrate with water the evening prior to exam with 8 to10 full glasses.

CT Extremity: Please bring previous x-rays with you.

CT Non-Contrast Study: No restrictions or preparation.


Gastrointestinal Studies

Barium Enema: You MUST complete bowel prep prior to your exam. Please call the number above for more details unless your physician gave you instructions in their office.

Barium Swallow: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to exam time.

Small Bowel: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.

Upper GI Series: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.


General Radiology Procedures

IVP: You MUST purchase Magnesium Citrate at least one day prior to your exam. Follow instructions on the bottle. Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to the exam. You may take any medications with water. Hydrate with water the evening prior to exam. 8 t o10 full glasses.

Mammogram: Do not use deodorants, powders, sprays, or ointments under the arms or on the breast the morning of your exam. Please bring any prior x-rays from outside facilities with you. If this is not possible, you will need to provide us with the information so we may obtain them for comparison.

MRI: May require an injection of contrast material. Hydrate with water the evening prior to exam. 8 t o10 full glasses

MRI All: Please let the scheduler know at the time of making your appointment if you have a pacemaker, any implants, or have had any previous surgery in which you may have metal in your body or eyes. Please remove all jewelry prior to procedure.

MRI Abdomen and Pelvis: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to exam time.


Ultrasound Exams

Ultrasound Pelvis and/or OB: For pelvic area and obstetrical exams, drink four 8-ounce glasses of water to be completed an hour before the exam (a full bladder is needed to visualize pelvic organs).

Ultrasound Abdomen and/or Gallbladder: For gallbladder and abdominal studies (kidneys, liver, and pancreas), eat a low fat meal the evening before (no butter, cream, etc.). Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the exam.