To Our Patients: We want you to make sure you are prepared for the exam you will have, and it is important with all exams that you take your usual medications with the minimum necessary water, unless instructed otherwise. Leave jewelry and watches at home. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Let our staff know if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Patients may eat and take medications as they normally would, unless directed otherwise by a physician. Patients should wear clothing without any metal clips, ties or belts.
Because MRI uses a strong magnetic field, please notify us prior to your exam if you have a pacemaker, artificial heart valve or any other metal inside your body. Additionally any jewelry or body piercings will need to be removed.
Abdominal MRI/MRA, nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to appointment. You may have water.
Computed Tomography (CT)
Nothing to eat or drink, except water, 4 hours prior to appointment time. Please contact our office if you have had a Barium Enema or UGI within the past week.
Exams with IV contrast: If you are diabetic, have a history of kidney disorders, or are allergic to iodine, please contact our office prior to your appointment.
Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your appointment. No water.
Drink 32 oz. of water 60 minutes prior to your exam.
Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have regarding how to prepare for your exam. It is our mission to provide you with excellent care.