Test Preparation Instructions


Please follow the instructions below very closely to ensure the most accurate results of your procedure.

(Please Call for Instructions for Diabetic Patients)


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MRI

Please notify the Center prior to your appointment if you are claustrophobic, or if you have any of the following:

  • Pacemaker
  • Aneurysm Clips
  • Metal Fragments
  • Any other medical implants not mentioned above

MR Cholangio-Pancreotography (MRCP) 

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the exam.

 

CT

Abdomen/Pelvis:

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight or 8 hours prior to exam.

All Other Contrast CT’s:

  • Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to exam

 

ULTRASOUND

If your procedure is listed below and requires special preparation, please follow these instructions. All other Ultrasound studies require no preparation. 

Pelvic or Obstetrics

  • Female patients must drink four 8 oz. glasses of water one hour before the examination and should not void.
  • The bladder must be full for your examination.

Gallbladder/Abdomen

  • The day before your examination, eat a light fat-free dinner. Do not Eat: eggs, butter, fried or fatty foods.
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight or 8 hours prior to exam.

Aorta

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight or 8 hours prior to exam.

 

SPECIAL PROCEDURES / FLUOROSCOPY

Myelogram, Arthrogram, IVP

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight or eight hours prior to exam. Fleet Kit necessary prior to IVP.

 

PET/CT

  • You are required to fast four (4) hours prior to your appointment time (absolutely no food or drink other than water)
  • You may take any medication you need to take with water.
  • If you are diabetic, please notify us upon arrival to the imaging center.
  • Please drink extra water the night before the exam and the day of the exam.
  • Refrain from heavy exercise 48 hours prior to the scan.
  • Please wear warm comfortable clothing preferable with no metal (zippers, rivets) or jewelry.
  • You can expect to be in the imaging center for about 2 hours.The actual scan time is variable depending on patient size but usually lasts about 30 minutes.
  • Following the exam, you will be free to leave and conduct normal activities.Continue to drink water for a couple of hours following the test.
  • Your results from the PET/CT scan will be available to your physician within 24-48 hours after the exam.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment to ensure the injectable glucose does not expire.

*** If for any reason you are unable to keep your PET/CT appointment please notify us 24 hours in advance to avoid a $300.00 dose charge.