Exam Preparation


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Patient Preps

MRI
You will be called by our Radiology aide or front desk personnel and interviewed prior to your scheduled examination.  Any required preps will be discussed at that time.  We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and avoid wearing jewelry.

 

Barium Enema

  • 24 hours prior to examination: Clear liquid diet. Example: plain Jello, Coca-Cola, ginger ale, clear broth.
  • 60 ml (2oz) magnesium citrate by mouth at 5:00pm the night prior to the exam
  • Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) 4 tablets by mouth at 10:00pm the night prior to the exam
  • Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) suppository upon waking the morning of the exam
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight
  • Drink lots of fluids after the exam

 

Biopsies
Follow your Physician’s instructions and you will be called by our Radiology Nurse prior to your exam with any specific preps.

 

CT Scan
For CT scans with contrast, nothing to eat or drink 4 hours before exam.

 

IVP

  • 24 hours prior to examination: Clear liquid diet. Example: plain jello, Coca-Cola, ginger ale, clear broth.
  • 60 ml (2oz) magnesium citrate by mouth at 5:00pm the night prior to the exam
  • Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) 4 tablets by mouth at 10:00pm the night prior to the exam
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight
  • Drink lots of fluids after the exam

 

Mammography
Do not wear perfume, powder or deodorant on the day of your exam.  We suggest you wear a two piece outfit that enables you to undress above the waist for the exam.

 

Myelography
Nothing by mouth 2 hours before exam.  Do not take phenothiazines, MAO inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants for 48 hours prior to exam.  You will receive a call from our Radiology Nurse prior to your scheduled exam.

 

Nuclear Medicine

  • Gastric Emptying Study – Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your exam. No gum chewing the day of the exam.
  • HIDA Scan & MUGA Scan – Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to exam
  • Thyroid Scan – Nothing to eat or drink 2 hours prior to exam

 

Ultrasound

  • Abdomen – Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
  • Abdomen with Pelvis
    • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
    • Day of exam drink 24-32 ounces of water 1 ½ hours before exam, and finish water within half hour
    • Arrive for exam with a full bladder
  • OB Exam
    • Day of exam drink 24 ounces of water 1 ½ hours before exam, and finish water within half hour
    • Arrive for exam with a full bladder

Upper GI, Small Bowel Study
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight

PET/CT
Our personnel will contact you prior to your exam with detailed instructions.