We have included a list of our most popular exams with instructions to properly prepare for them. Please follow these instructions to help us ensure that your exam is done correctly and as efficiently as possible. If not followed, your exam may be delayed unless you reschedule. When scheduling your exam, please inform us if you are breast feeding or might be pregnant. You will need a blood test if there is a chance of pregnancy.
Thank you for preparing for your exams ahead of time!
Ultrasound Abdomen Exam
Consume no food or drink for 8 hours prior to exam.
Ultrasound Kidney/Bladder Exam
Do not void bladder for at least 1 hour prior to exam.
Ultrasound Pelvis/OB/Pregnancy Exam
Drink 24 - 32 ounces of water 1 hour before your exam. Do not urinate
during the 2 hours prior to your exam. Ensure you have a full bladder.
Transvaginal-only studies do not require any preparation.
Ultrasound Scrotum/Testicular Exam
Urinate and clean both the penis and scrotum prior to arrival.
CT IV & Oral Exam
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing as you will need to change into a
patient gown prior to the exam. Avoid clothing with zippers and snaps, as
metal objects can affect the image. You may be asked to remove hairpins,
jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and any removable dental work that
might interfere with the image quality.
You will be given an oral contrast beverage prior to your exam. It is
available in two 450 mL bottles. The first bottle is taken two hours prior
to the start of your exam time and the second is taken one hour prior to
your exam. Please pick up your oral contrast beverage at the Imaging
Center if it is unavailable at your physician's office. To minimize waiting
time, pick up the oral contrast beverage prior to your exam.
The exam includes an injection of IV contrast (commonly known as X-ray
dye) to help visualize the imaged organs. If you are over the age of 65 or
are diabetic, lab work will be necessary prior to the exam to ensure the
health of your kidneys. Also, do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours
prior to your exam.
CT IV Exam
Follow the same procedure as a CT IV & Oral Exam, but you will not
need the oral contrast beverage.
CT (no IV) & Oral Exam
Follow the same procedure as a CT IV & Oral Exam, but no IV will be
used and you may eat or drink prior to the exam.
CT Oral Contrast Exam
Follow the same procedure as a CT IV & Oral Exam but no IV will be