Your Test

Nearly every radiological test requires some degree of preparation on the patient’s part to ensure the most accurate results.

Computed TomographyNothing by mouth for 3 hours before the examination. You can pick up oral contrast on the business day before your examination and drink it 3 hours before the examination.
MRCPNothing by mouth for 3 hours before the examination.
UltrasoundFor all ultrasounds of your abdomen, you should have nothing by mouth for 4 hours before the examination.
For pelvic ultrasounds we require a full bladder. Please consume 32 ounces of water 1 hour before the examination.
MammographyBefore the examination, do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms. Bring your prior mammography films for comparison.
Barium EnemaPlease pick up your preparation on the business day prior to your examination.
Upper GINothing by mouth after midnight.
Bone DensityNo preparation.