Preparing for Your Test

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

BiopsyBring prior images and reports one business day prior to your examination
Bone DensityNo Preparation.
Computed TomographyNothing to eat for 4 hours before the examination, but please drink at least 2-3 bottles of water to get well hydrated before the examination. Pick up barium on the business day before your examination.
MammographyBefore the examination, do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms. Please bring your prior images for comparison.
MRCPNothing by mouth for 4 hours before the examination.
MRI with ContrastNothing to eat or drink for 4 hours before the test.
UltrasoundFor all ultrasounds of your abdomen, you should have nothing by mouth for 8 hours before the examination.

For pelvic ultrasounds we require a full bladder. Please consume 32 ounces of water 1 hour before the examination.

Please call (352) 597-0016 with any questions regarding your upcoming appointment. Don’t forget to bring your script and any other necessary images per your test.