Preparing for your Exam
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Abdominal Sonogram (Including GB, Liver, Kidneys, etc.)* Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to the exam. Fat-free meals 24 hours prior to exam
Barium Enema Exams (learn more)
Bone Densitometry (DEXA) A two-piece outfit should be worn for comfort.
CT (Computerized Tomography)* (learn more)
I.V.P. EXAMS Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the exam.
Take any medication that you normally do unless directed differently by your physician.
Do not use colognes, perfumes, deodorants, or body powders prior to exams.
A two-piece outfit should be worn for comfort.
Stereotactic or Ultrasound Guided Core Biopsy (learn more)
MRI Exams and MRI Exams Requiring Intravenous Contrast (learn more)
Nuclear Medicine Specific prep information will be given when your appointment is scheduled. Pelvic Sonogram*; Transvaginal (if indicated) Finish drinking 32 ounces of clear liquids (no carbonated drinks) 1 hour prior to the start of your appointment time. Do not empty your bladder prior to the study.
PET/CT (learn more)
PET/CT Bone Scans (learn more)
Small Bowel Series (SBS) Nothing by mouth after midnight. Take two Dulcolax suppositories 2 hours before the exam.
Transrectal Sonogram (Prostate)* Patient should take a Fleet enema 1 hour prior to the examination.
Upper GI Series (UGI) Nothing by mouth after midnight, do not smoke or chew gum.
*Children under age 2 – Bring an empty bottle. Nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
Ultrasound Breast Biopsy (learn more) *These tests must be scheduled before any barium procedure