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.|