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Preparation For Your Exam

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

  • Please be well hydrated
  • ABDOMEN AND PELVIS - No food or drink 4 hours prior to exams
  • HEAD AND NECK - No eye makeup
  • BREAST MRI - Should be scheduled between the 7th and 14th day after the start of the menstrual cycle and must have had a mammogram within the last 6 months
  • PROSTATE - No sexual activity 48 hours prior to exam. No food or drink 4 hours prior to exam

CT (Computed Tomography)

  • Please be well hydrated
  • ABDOMEN AND PELVIS - No food or drink 4 hours prior to exam. Please drink one bottle of barium 2 hours prior to exam, and a second 1 hour prior
  • CARDIAC CTA - No caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, recreational drugs or heavy foods the day of your exam and no food or drink 2 hours prior to your exam. A representative will be in contact with you for additional instructions

PET (Positron Emission Tomography)

  • Blood glucose must be below 200
  • No food or drink 6 hours prior to exam
  • Avoid activity as much as possible on the day of your exam

Screening Mammogram

  • Only performed on asymptomatic patients
  • No deodorant, powder, or lotion on the day of the appointment

Diagnostic Mammogram

  • Must bring prior studies to appointment to be seen
  • Please indicate location of lump/pain on the diagram on the front page
  • No deodorant, powder, or lotion on the day of the appointment

Ultrasound

  • ABDOMINAL (gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney, aorta)
  • PELVIC - Please drink 32 ounces of water 1 hour prior to your exam. Do not urinate
  • FETAL (before 30 weeks) - Please drink 20 ounces of water 1 hour prior to your exam
  • FETAL (30 weeks or later) - Please drink 16 ounces of water 1 hour prior to exam
  • RENAL ARTERY - No food or drink 8 hours prior to your exam
  • PROSTATE - Fleet enema 2 hours prior to your exam. Drink 32 ounces of water 1 ½ hours prior to exam. Do not urinate
  • No food or drink 8 hours prior to your exam

Bone Density

  • Stop taking any calcium supplements 24 hours prior to your exam

For additional questions regarding your exam, please contact us at (904) 996-8100.