Nearly every radiological test requires some degree of preparation on the patient’s part to ensure the most accurate results.
|Computed Tomography||Nothing 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.|
|MRCP||Nothing by mouth for 3 hours before the examination.|
|Ultrasound||For 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.
|Mammography||Before the examination, do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms. Bring your prior mammography films for comparison.|
|Barium Enema||Please pick up your preparation on the business day prior to your examination.|
|Upper GI||Nothing by mouth after midnight.|
|Bone Density||No preparation.|