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Test Preparations

Preparation Guide for Diagnostic Testing

Our goal is to provide every patient with the most comfortable and positive experience possible.

Many exams require you to take a few simple steps before your imaging appointment. By carefully following the pre-exam instructions provided in the chart below, you can help ensure that the radiologists get the most accurate results possible.

At University Imaging, our goal is to provide every patient with the most comfortable and positive experience possible. If you have any question about these instructions be sure to consult with your doctor or a member of our support staff prior to your scheduled test date.

RADIOLOGY PROCEDURE REQUIRED PREPARATION (IF ANY)
Any MRI Patients must be free of Pacemaker and must alert the medical staff to any metallic implants.
MRI of the brain No preparation required
MRI of the spine No preparation required
MRI of any Extremity No preparation required
MRI of the Abdomen with or without contrast No food or drink for 4 hours prior to exam
MRI of the Pelvis No preparation required
MRCP No food or drink for 4 hours prior to exam
Any Cat Scan with contrast injection No food or drink for 4 hours prior to exam

Upper GastroIntestinal (UGI) series

Is Virtual Colonography covered by this? If so, need to add cleansing prep.

No food or drink for 6 hours prior to exam
UGI with SBS No food or drink for 6 hours prior to exam
IVP No food or drink for 6 hours prior to exam
BE Low residue diet for 48 hours. Obtain a Fleet Prep Kit #1 from any pharmacy and follow directions.
Ultrasound of the Pelvis or Bladder Drink four 8-ounce glasses of water or juice an hour before the appointment time. Patient should be done drinking an hour before the exam to allow bladder time to fill.
Ultrasound of the abdomen No food or drink for 6 hours prior to exam
Mammogram Wear comfortable, two-piece clothing. Do not wear jewelry, powder, deodorant or lotion on the upper body. Patient should bring in previous mammograms for comparison.

 

Providing diagnostic imaging and radiology services, including x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT scans (CAT scans), virtual colonoscopy, cardiac CTA, cardiac calcium scoring, bone density scans and women's services, including digital mammography and breast MRI to residents of Wayne, Wyckoff, Haledon, North Haledon, Hawthorne, Midland Park, Franklin Lakes, Oakland and other northern New Jersey towns