Patient Prep

General Instructions
On the day of your appointment, please bring your insurance information, referral request and/or insurance authorization (if applicable).

ULTRASOUND:
Gallbladder and/or Abdomen: Nothing to EAT or DRINK after midnight.
Pelvic, Obstetrics (OB): 1 1/2 hrs prior to exam, empty bladder (urinate). Start drinking 32 ounces of water. Finish water in 30 minutes. Do not empty bladder until exam is completed.
Renal: Drink 16 ounces of fluid 30 minutes prior exam. Do not empty bladder prior to exam.

CT SCAN:
CT exams requiring IV contrast: Nothing to EAT or DRINK four (4) hours prior to exam.
CT exams requiring oral contrast: As directed by a medical representative, patients may pick up oral contrast at the facility where the exam is scheduled.
Note: Some CT exams require both oral and IV contrast.

MRI:
Abdomen and/or Pelvis: Nothing to EAT or DRINK four (4) hours prior to exam. Please inquire when scheduling your appointment. Notify the office immediately if you have a cardiac pacemaker, aneurysm clip, AICD (Cardiac Defibrillator), implanted device of any kind, or possible metal in your eye.