Patient Preparation

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, implanted neuro-stimulators, or metallic fragments in one or both eyes or other surgically implanted devices should check with the imaging center prior to the exam.

MRI Scan-Abdomen

Follow directions above and patient must be NPO 6 hours prior to exam.

MRI Scan-Breast

Follow directions above and patient must be NPO 6 hours prior to exam.

CT Scan

Patient must be NPO 4 hours prior to your exam. For CT Abdomen, arrive one hour early for oral contrast. For patients 60 or older, we must have lab values on B.U.N./Creatinine.

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 your 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