Exam Preparation & Education
Important Information Regarding Your Radiology Examination
• If you are on any medications that are necessary to take on a daily basis, please DO NOT withhold these medications without checking with our staff. If you are DIABETIC AND TAKE GLUGOPHAGE, METFORMIN, GLUCOVANCE, METAGLIP, ADVANDAMENT please alert our office at the time of scheduling your examination. You will be given specific information after your examination is completed.
• If you have any allergies to Iodine, other medications, or have asthma, please contact our office prior to your examination.
• If there is a possibility that you might be pregnant, please let our office know at the time of scheduling.
• If you have any questions regarding your examination, please be sure to contact our office and we will be glad to help you.
SPECIFIC EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
MAMMOGRAM: No body powder, body lotions or deodorant prior to your examination. Please bring old films with you to your scheduled appointment. If this is not possible, please provide us with the necessary information to obtain your previous mammograms for comparison reasons.
US ABDOMEN/GALLBLADDER/RENAL: Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your examination.
US PELVIS: 1 _ hours prior to your scheduled appointment time, drink 32 ounces of fluid (water or tea preferably) to fill your bladder. Do not urinate until after your examination is completed. Please avoid carbonated beverages.
CT HEAD/NECK/SINUSES/IAC’S/CHEST: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.
CT ABDOMEN/PELVIS: If you need to drink barium prior to your examination, please pick it up from your physician’s office. If you physicians office is not able to provide you with barium please pick it up from our office. If you are unable to do so, please plan to arrive 2 hours prior to your scan time in order to drink the barium and provide enough transit time to coat the entire bowel system. Please do not eat or drink any thing after midnight the night before your examination other than your barium. Please drink one bottle the night before the exam and the other one hour prior to your scheduled appointment time.
CT ANGIOGRAPHY(CAROTIDS/AORTA/RUNOFFS): Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.
CT RENAL STONE: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.
ALL MRIs: Please alert the scheduler at time of scheduling if you have a pacemaker, any implants, and implanted pumps, metal in the eyes or vena cava filters. Please leave all jewelry and valuables at home.