Preparation for common radiological
procedures :    
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Barium Enema

CT Abdomen and/or
Pelvis

CT Exam (Requiring
I.V. Contrast

Esophogram/Barium
Swallow

IVP

Mammogram

MRI

Ultrasound (Abdomen/
Gallbladder/
Kidney/Aorta)

Ultrasound
(Pelvic/OB)

Upper GI
Follow these instructions prior to your procedure(s):

Be sure to follow instructions for your exam preparation.

Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

— Insurance card
— Physician’s Order (Prescription)
— Prior Imaging / X-ray / Mammogram Examination
— Referral forms from Insurance Company


Please be sure any precertification requirements of your health plan are met
prior to your appointment.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

Exam results will be sent to your physician within 24-48 hours.

If you need to check out your x-rays, please call us 24 hours in advance.

For further instructions, select the procedure you will be having from this list:



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UPPER GI:

Do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight or for at least six hours prior to the
exam.

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BARIUM ENEMA:
Pick up "X-Prep Kit #1" from our office.

Follow instructions.
REQUIRES 24 HOURS.

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CT ABDOMEN and/or PELVIS:
Pick up oral contrast bottles from our office.
Drink one bottle four hours prior to the exam, and another one hour prior to the
exam.
Except for the contrast, do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight, or for at
least four hours prior to the exam.

If you are allergic to iodine or IVP DYE, notify our office
PRIOR to your appointment.

If you are DIABETIC, you must NOT take GLUCOPHAGE for
48 HOURS AFTER YOUR EXAM.

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ANY CT EXAM REQUIRING I.V. CONTRAST:
Except for oral contrast, do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight, or for at
least four hours prior to the exam.
If you are allergic to iodine or IVP DYE, notify our office
PRIOR to your appointment.

If you are DIABETIC, you must NOT take GLUCOPHAGE for
48 HOURS AFTER YOUR EXAM.

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ESOPHOGRAM / BARIUM SWALLOW:

No preparation required. (IF THIS IS YOUR ONLY EXAM)


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IVP:
Pick up "X-Prep Kit #1" from our office.
Follow instructions. REQUIRES 24 HOURS.

If you are allergic to iodine or IVP DYE, notify our office
PRIOR to your appointment.

If you are DIABETIC, you must NOT take GLUCOPHAGE for
48 HOURS AFTER YOUR EXAM.

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MAMMOGRAM:

Do NOT use deodorant, powder, or perfume prior to exam.

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MRI:
Assure that you do NOT have a pacemaker or brain aneurysm clip.
Notify staff if you have any metal anywhere in your body.

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ABDOMEN / GALLBLADDER / KIDNEY / AORTA
ULTRASOUND:

Do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight or for at least six hours prior to the
exam.

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PELVIC/OB ULTRASOUND:
Drink four 8oz. glasses of liquid one hour prior to appointment.
Do NOT empty bladder. Bladder must be full for exam.

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