PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT.

How to arrive ready for your appointment

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Please bring your insurance information, referral request, and/or insurance authorization (if applicable) to your appointment.

CT SCAN:
CT exams requiring IV contrast: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours before your exam.
CT exams requiring oral contrast: Pick up your oral contrast at our office.
Please note: Some CT exams require both oral and IV contrast.

MAMMOGRAM:
If this is your first time being screened with us, bring any past mammogram images. Don’t apply deodorant or powder before your mammogram since metallic particles from these products could show up your mammogram and create confusion. About 1 hour before your mammogram, take an over-the-counter pain medication to ease any possible discomfort from the exam.

MRI:
Abdomen and/or Pelvis:
Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours before your exam. Let the office know if you have a cardiac pacemaker, aneurysm clip, AICD (Cardiac Defibrillator), implanted device of any kind, or possible metal in your eye.

ULTRASOUND:
Gallbladder and/or Abdomen:
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight, the night before your exam.
Pelvic, Obstetrics (OB): Empty your bladder (urinate) 1.5 hours before your exam. Once you arrive at our office, drink 32 ounces of water within 30 minutes. Don’t empty your bladder until the exam is done.
Renal: Drink 16 ounces of fluid 30 minutes prior to your exam. Don’t empty your bladder until the exam is done.