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Imaging Preparation

ULTRASOUND

Abdominal Ultrasound

(This includes: Liver, spleen, gallbladder, kidneys, and pancreas)

(Exam time: 30 min; visit time about 1 hours)

  • Do not eat or drink eight hours before exam.
  • Take medications with a small sip of water.
  • If you are diabetic, please take your insulin.
  • Take Gas-X night before appointment and morning of appointment with sip of water.

Abdominal Ultrasound with Doppler

(This includes: abdominal aorta, renal artery Doppler, biliary system)

(Exam time: 30 min; visit time about 1 hours)

  • Do not eat or drink eight hours before exam.
  • Take medications with a small sip of water.
  • If you are diabetic, please take your insulin.
  • Take Gas-X night before appointment and morning of appointment with sip of water.

Pelvic Ultrasound -transabdominal only

(Uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, urinary bladder)

(Exam time: 30 min; visit time about 1-1/2 hours)

  • Eat normally.
  • 1 1/2 hour before your exam, drink 32 ounces of water.
  • Do not empty your bladder before your exam.

Bladder Ultrasound - (Pre & Post Void)

  • For both male and female patients, one hour before your exam, drink 24-32 ounces of water.
  • Do not Void

MRI Studies:

Please inform your physician today if you:

• Are claustrophobic or think you may be claustrophobic (afraid of enclosed spaces). • Are allergic to any medicines.

All MRI examinations are conducted within a magnetic field, so please ensure that you do not have any metallic objects on your person at the time of the examination. Examples:

• Jewelry • Pagers • Coins • Pocketknife • Magnetic strip cards, (ID badge, and ATM, debit or credit cards) • Watches • Eyeglasses • Paper clips • Nail clippers • Beepers • Hair pins • Money clips • Tools

• Bras with metallic underwire, fasteners or hooks • Cell phones • Safety pins • Straight pins • Writing pens

The MRI technologist may request that you change into a clinical examination gown if there is any concern regarding interfering material on your clothing. A changing room and a secure locker are available for your clothing and/or personal items.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time for paperwork. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call the Center for Medical Imaging (706-922-6699) at least 24 hours before your appointment. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

MRI Studies WITHOUT IV Contrast:

  • No additional prep needed (please refer to initial instructions on MRI front page)
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment

MRI Studies WITH IV Contrast:

  • In ADDITION to initial instructions (refer to MRI front page), patient should be NPO (Nothing to eat or drink) 4hrs prior to study.
  • Should have kidney function testing performed within the last 60 days
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment

CT SCAN

CT HEAD:

  • No prep for this exam
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT HEAD: with IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT HEAD: without IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT SINUS/FACE:

  • No prep for this exam
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT SINUS/FACE: with IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT SINUS/FACE: without IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ST NECK:

  • No prep for this exam
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ST NECK: with IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ST NECK: without IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT CHEST:

  • No prep for this exam
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT CHEST: with IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT CHEST: without IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ABD:

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • One hour prior to exam drink bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ABD: with IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • One hour prior to exam drink bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam

CT ABD: without IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • One hour prior to exam drink bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ABD/PELVIS :

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • Two hours prior to exam drink first bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • One hour prior to exam drink second bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ABD/PELVIS: with IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • Two hours prior to exam drink first bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • One hour prior to exam drink second bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT ABD/PELVIS: without IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • Two hours prior to exam drink first bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • One hour prior to exam drink second bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT STONE PROTOCOL:

  • No prep for this exam
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT PELVIS:

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • Two hours prior to exam drink bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT PELVIS: with IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • Two hours prior to exam drink bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam

CT PELVIS: without IV

  • Do not eat or drink four hours before your exam
  • Two hours prior to exam drink bottle of Readi-Cat 2
  • You may take medications with small sip of water
  • Arrive 15 min prior to the scheduled exam