Let’s make sure you’re ready for your exam. Preparing is essential to ensure we get the best images possible. If you don’t prepare for your exam, it may need to be rescheduled.

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Ultrasound
  • Abdomen
    • Do not eat, drink, or consume anything by mouth 8 hours prior to examination.
    • No smoking 4 hours prior to examination.
  • Pelvis
    • Full bladder is required. Please drink 1 liter (32 oz.) of water one hour prior to appointment time. Do not empty bladder until after the examination. If your bladder is not full, the examination may have to be rescheduled.
  • Abdomen and Pelvis
    • Full bladder is required. Please drink 1 liter (32 oz.) of water one hour prior to appointment time. Do not empty bladder until after the examination. If your bladder is not full, the examination may have to be rescheduled.
    • Do not eat, drink, or consume anything else by mouth (other than water) for 8 hours prior to examination: no other liquids, chewing gum, lozenges or food 8 hours before exam.
    • No smoking 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Kidneys, Urters, Bladders
    • Requires a full bladder. Drink four – 8 ounce glasses of water one hour prior to appt time. Do not empty your bladder until after the examination. If your bladder is not full, the exam may have to be rescheduled. You may eat your regular meals and/or a snack prior to the exam.
  • Vascular
    • No Preparation is required.
  • MSK
    • No Preparation is required.
  • Obstetrical
    • Full bladder is required. Please drink 1 liter (32 oz.) of water one hour prior to appointment time. Do not empty bladder until after the examination. If your bladder is not full, the examination may have to be rescheduled.
    • You may eat regular meals and/or snacks prior to the exam.
  • Echocardiogram/Heart
    • No Preparation is required.
GI Studies
  • UGI

    GI Studies UGI or Small Bowl Follow Through

    • DO NOT eat, drink or consume anything by mouth for 8 hours prior to examination.
    • No water or liquids, chewing gum, throat lozenges or food 8 hours before exam.
    • No smoking 2 hours prior to exam.
  • Small Bowel Follow Through

    GI Studies Small Bowel Follow Through

    • DO NOT eat, drink or consume anything by mouth for 8 hours prior to examination.
    • No water or liquids, chewing gum, throat lozenges or food 8 hours before exam.
    • No smoking 2 hours prior to exam.
Pain Management

    Pain Management Injections

    • It is not recommended operating a motor vehicle after the procedure. Please arrange for a driver or other transportation. For nerve root block or epidural injections, patients MUST have a driver present or other transportation.
    • For spine injections of any type, please avoid chewing gum or carbonated drinks the day of the exam.
    • Please inform us if you are on blood thinners as there is a specific protocol that must be followed. Speak to your physician for more information.
    • Please inform us if you are pregnant or if there is a chance of pregnancy.
    • If you are receiving an ablation please inform us if you have a pacemaker or any other internal electrical devices.
Breast Investigation
  • Mammography

    Breast Investigation Mammography

    • Do not wear deodorant or body powder the day of the exam. If you have premenstrual tenderness in your breasts, it is advisable to schedule your appointment for after it has subsided. Avoid caffeine starting 2 days before your exam.
  • Breast Ultrasound

    Breast Investigation Breast Ultrasound

    • Do not wear deodorant or body powder the day of the exam. If you have premenstrual tenderness in your breasts, it is advisable to schedule your appointment for after it has subsided. Avoid caffeine starting 2 days before your exam.
  • Breast Biopsy

    Breast Investigation Breast Biopsy

    • Do not take Aspirin the day of or the day before the exam. If you are on blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, you will need to discuss with your family physician whether you can stop these medications prior to the biopsy, ideal time frame is for 3-5 days before including the day of the biopsy. You should take a pain reliever 30-60 minutes prior to the appointment time in 500mg to 600mg of Tylenol or Acetaminophen so long as your family physician has not advised your against taking this specific medication.
Bone Mineral Densitometry

    Bone Mineral Densitometry Pre-Exam Preparations

    • Do not take any multivitamins, calcium or iron before the examination. You are able to take it after the exam. Please bring in a detailed list of all medications you are currently taking.
MRI

    Private MRI Pre-Exam Preparations

    • Please follow the exam preparation provided to you at the time of booking.
CT

    Private CT Pre-Exam Preparations

    • Please follow the exam preparation provided to you at the time of booking.
Walk in X-Ray

    Walk In X-ray Pre-Exam Preparations

    • No Preparation required.