Patient Preparation

***Female patients: Patients that are not on a form of birth control or have not had a hysterectomy or tubal ligation and may have a chance of being pregnant, please contact the imaging facility prior to your exam.***

MRI Scan - No Preparation Required

For comfort, wear loose clothing without metal buttons or closures. Patients with pacemakers, aneurysm clips in the brain, certain ear implants, certain stents, implanted neuro stimulators, or metallic fragments in one or both eyes or other surgically implanted devices should contact the imaging clinic prior to the exam for further instruction.

MRI - Abdomen

Follow directions above and patient must be NPO (nothing to eat or drink) for 6 hours prior to exam.

MRI - Breast

Follow directions above and patient must be NPO (nothing to eat or drink) for 6 hours prior to exam. Please bring any prior images and arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

MRA - Neck

Follow directions above and patient must be NPO (nothing to eat or drink) for 6 hours prior to exam.

CT Scan Without Contrast - No Prep Required

 

CT - Abdomen/Pelvis With or Without Contrast

Please contact the imaging facility for prep instructions and arrival time.

CT Scan - WIth Contrast

Patient must be NPO (nothing to eat or drink) for 4 hours prior to exam. Patients that are 60 and over need to bring current lab values (B.U.N./Creatine) if available.

Ultrasound - Abdomen

Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to the exam. Water is allowed. No coffee, tea, sodas, etc.

Ultrasound - Pelvic/Transvaginal

Drink 32 ounces of water in 15 minutes 1 hour prior to your exam. Do not empty you bladder prior to the exam as a full bladder is required.

Ultrasound - Renal

Drink 24 ounces of water 1 hour prior to your exam. Do not empty your bladder prior to the exam as a full bladder is required.

Xray - No preparation required