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  Imaging Preparations
   
  Instructions for Adult Patient Imaging Procedures
 
  • If your exam is not listed below, there is no preparation needed.
  • If you are pregnant, or could be pregnant, tell the technologist or doctor BEFORE your exam.
  • Check with your physician before discontinuing any medication (especially if diabetic).
  • If sedation is required, you must have someone to drive you home (such as a friend or relative). Please do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to your exam.
   
  Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  MRI Abdomen and/or Pelvis
 
  • Do not eat or drink 3 hours prior to your exam.
   
  MRI of Prostate
 
  • Follow the instructions for the Fleet Enema Kit #1 one hour prior to arriving at the imaging center.
   
  CT Scan of head (brain), neck, chest, extremity, or CT Angiogram
  Without Intravenous Contrast
 
  • No preparation is needed.
   
  With Intravenous Contrast
 
  • Encourage fluids starting 24 hours prior to the exam, then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • If the scan is in the morning: clear liquids only after midnight, then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • If the scan is in the afternoon: regular breakfast followed by clear liquids for up to 4 hours prior to the exam; then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • You may take medications if necessary with small sips of water.
   
  CT Scan of abdomen with IV contrast
 
  • Encourage fluids starting 24 hours prior to the exam, then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • If the scan is in the morning: clear liquids only after midnight, then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • If the scan is in the afternoon: regular breakfast followed by clear liquids for up to 4 hours prior to the exam; then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • You may take medications if necessary with small sips of water.
  • Arrive 60 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
   
  CT Scan of pelvis with IV contrast
 
  • Encourage fluids starting 24 hours prior to the exam, then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • If the scan is in the morning: clear liquids only after midnight, then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • If the scan is in the afternoon: regular breakfast followed by clear liquids for up to 4 hours prior to the exam; then take nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to exam.
  • You may take medications if necessary with small sips of water.
  • Arrive 60 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
   
  Ultrasound
  Pelvic Ultrasound
 
  • Eat normally. One hour before your exam, drink 40 oz (5 glasses) of non-carbonated fluids and do not urinate.
   
  Abdominal Ultrasound
 
  • Do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to exam. (However, you may take medications with small sips of water).
     
     
     

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