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Patient Exam Preparation

Please follow instructions below. Proper preparation is important for good examination and your personal comfort. Please bring your referral form, photo ID, medical insurance, and a complete list of all current medications with you at the time of your examination.

Barium Enema – Colon Exam

  • Eat a light lunch the day before the examination. Clear liquids for dinner.
    WATER ONLY AFTER DINNER.
  • Drink a large glass of water at 2, 4, 8 and 11 P.M.
  • At 7 P.M. take one 10 oz. bottle of Magnesium Citrate (better tasting when chilled) found at your local pharmacy.
  • At 8 P.M. take 4-6 Dulcolax Tablets.
  • NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT, INCLUDING NO GUM OR HARD CANDIES. The Bowel must be clean for a comfortable examination

Bone Scan

  • No prep necessary.

CT Scan – Abdomen and /or Pelvis

If A.M. appointment:

  • Drink half of Readi-Cat at bedtime, the night before the exam.
  • Drink remaining half 2 hours prior to exam time.
  • After drinking the second half, do not eat or drink anything else.
  • Take all medications except diabetic meds containing metformin or glucophage.

If P.M. appointment (12pm or after):

  • Drink half of Readi-Cat 6 hours before exam time.
  • Drink remaining half 2 hours prior to exam time.
  • After drinking the second half, do not eat or drink anything else.
  • Take all medications except diabetic meds containing metformin or glucophage.

The Readi-Cat is better tasting when chilled. If you have any questions call (810) 732-1919. DO NOT USE IF SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING

CT Scan – Head or Chest

Nothing to eat 3 hours prior to exam, but you can drink water up to the time of your appointment.

  • May take all medications

CT Scan – Spine or Extremities

  • No prep necessary

Hida/Hepatobilary Scan

  • Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to exam, including no water, gum or hard candies.
  • Do not take any form of medication for 4 hours prior to exam.

IVP – Intravenous Pyelogram

  • Eat a light lunch. Only clear liquids for dinner.
  • Drink a large glass of water at 2, 4, 8, and 11 P.M. the day prior to the examination.
  • Drink one 10 oz. bottle of Magnesium Citrate (cold) at 7 P.M.
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight, including no gum or hard candies.
  • Take all medications except diabetic meds containing metformin or glucophage.

MRI/MRA

  • Call us immediately if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, aneurysm clips, or if you are pregnant, have a history of metal in your eyes, or have had brain, eye, ear, open heart surgery or internal stimulation devices.
  • MRI ABDOMEN – Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior. OR
  • MRCP – Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior.
  • Our MRI scanner is specially designed to significantly decrease the problem of claustrophobia. Do not hesitate to discuss this issue with your doctor prior the examination.
  • It is suggested that you wear sweat suits and that women wear sports bras or similar comfortable clothing.

Muga Scan

  • No prep Necessary

Parathyroid Scan

  • No prep Necessary

Pet/CT Scan

Diet is to be followed day of and day prior to appointment.

  • Do not consume any food or drink for approximately 6 hours before your scan including candy, gum, mints, soda pop, cough drops or tobacco products.
  • Avoid eating carbohydrates. This includes potatoes, pasta, rice, breads, chips and pretzels.
  • Avoid eating cookies, candy, drinking soda pop, alcoholic beverages, coffee or any other beverages containing caffeine.
  • An all meat and vegetable diet would be best.

READI-CAT

  • If you have any questions call (810) 732-1919.
    DO NOT USE IF SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING
  • Drink the entire bottle 2 hours prior to your appointment.

MEDICATIONS/DIABETICS

  • Discontinue insulin 4 hours prior to appointment.
  • • Your blood sugar must be between 50-200 in order for us to complete your scan.

ADDITIONAL PREPARATION

  • Avoid strenuous activities and exercise 24 hours prior to your exam.
  • Dress comfortably and in layers.
  • Avoid clothing with large buttons, zippers or metal objects on them.

Downloadable prep instructions (PDF)

Renogram

  • No prep Necessary

Thyroid Uptake & Scan

  • Withhold thyroid medication for 6 weeks (i.e. Synthroid, Levothyroid, Armour)
  • If you have had a recent IV contrasted study in the past 6 weeks, please contact us 810-732-1919.

Ultrasound Abdomen: Liver – Gallbladder-Pancreas – Aorta

  • Nothing to eat or drink after 10 pm the night before your exam (including no gum or hard candies)

Ultrasound Pelvis or Fetal

  • Patient needs to come in with a full bladder.
  • Please drink 36 oz. of water and have it finished 1 hour prior to exam time.
  • DO NOT URINATE ONCE YOU HAVE STARTED DRINKING, UNTIL AFTER YOUR EXAM.

Ultrasound Kidney

  • Nothing to eat 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Patient needs to come in with full bladder.
  • Please drink 36 oz. of water and have it finished 1 hour prior to exam time.

CHILD’S PREP FOR PELVIS AND/OR KIDNEY:

  • Call for prep if patient is 15 years of age or under.

Ultrasound Prostate

  • Take Fleets Enema (found at your local pharmacy) 1 hour prior to exam.

Upper GI/ Small Bowel

  • Nothing to eat or drink after 10 P.M., including no gum or hard candies.
  • No breakfast on the day of the examination.

For all other examination instructions or preparation for children under the age of 10 years, please call our office: 810-732-1919.

Please follow instructions below. Proper preparation is important for good examination and your personal comfort. Please bring your referral form, photo ID, medical insurance, and a complete list of all current medications with you at the time of your examination.

Barium Enema – Colon Exam

  • Eat a light lunch the day before the examination. Clear liquids for dinner.
    WATER ONLY AFTER DINNER.
  • Drink a large glass of water at 2, 4, 8 and 11 P.M.
  • At 7 P.M. take one 10 oz. bottle of Magnesium Citrate (better tasting when chilled) found at your local pharmacy.
  • At 8 P.M. take 4-6 Dulcolax Tablets.
  • NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT, INCLUDING NO GUM OR HARD CANDIES. The Bowel must be clean for a comfortable examination

Bone Scan

  • No prep necessary.

CT Scan – Abdomen and /or Pelvis

If A.M. appointment:

  • Drink half of Readi-Cat at bedtime, the night before the exam.
  • Drink remaining half 2 hours prior to exam time.
  • After drinking the second half, do not eat or drink anything else.
  • Take all medications except diabetic meds containing metformin or glucophage.

If P.M. appointment (12pm or after):

  • Drink half of Readi-Cat 6 hours before exam time.
  • Drink remaining half 2 hours prior to exam time.
  • After drinking the second half, do not eat or drink anything else.
  • Take all medications except diabetic meds containing metformin or glucophage.

The Readi-Cat is better tasting when chilled. If you have any questions call (810) 732-1919. DO NOT USE IF SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING

CT Scan – Head or Chest

Nothing to eat 3 hours prior to exam, but you can drink water up to the time of your appointment.

  • May take all medications

CT Scan – Spine or Extremities

  • No prep necessary

Hida/Hepatobilary Scan

  • Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to exam, including no water, gum or hard candies.
  • Do not take any form of medication for 4 hours prior to exam.

IVP – Intravenous Pyelogram

  • Eat a light lunch. Only clear liquids for dinner.
  • Drink a large glass of water at 2, 4, 8, and 11 P.M. the day prior to the examination.
  • Drink one 10 oz. bottle of Magnesium Citrate (cold) at 7 P.M.
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight, including no gum or hard candies.
  • Take all medications except diabetic meds containing metformin or glucophage.

MRI/MRA

  • Call us immediately if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, aneurysm clips, or if you are pregnant, have a history of metal in your eyes, or have had brain, eye, ear, open heart surgery or internal stimulation devices.
  • MRI ABDOMEN – Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior. OR
  • MRCP – Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior.
  • Our MRI scanner is specially designed to significantly decrease the problem of claustrophobia. Do not hesitate to discuss this issue with your doctor prior the examination.
  • It is suggested that you wear sweat suits and that women wear sports bras or similar comfortable clothing.

Muga Scan

  • No prep Necessary

Parathyroid Scan

  • No prep Necessary

Pet/CT Scan

Diet is to be followed day of and day prior to appointment.

  • Do not consume any food or drink for approximately 6 hours before your scan including candy, gum, mints, soda pop, cough drops or tobacco products.
  • Avoid eating carbohydrates. This includes potatoes, pasta, rice, breads, chips and pretzels.
  • Avoid eating cookies, candy, drinking soda pop, alcoholic beverages, coffee or any other beverages containing caffeine.
  • An all meat and vegetable diet would be best.

READI-CAT

  • If you have any questions call (810) 732-1919.
    DO NOT USE IF SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING
  • Drink the entire bottle 2 hours prior to your appointment.

MEDICATIONS/DIABETICS

  • Discontinue insulin 4 hours prior to appointment.
  • • Your blood sugar must be between 50-200 in order for us to complete your scan.

ADDITIONAL PREPARATION

  • Avoid strenuous activities and exercise 24 hours prior to your exam.
  • Dress comfortably and in layers.
  • Avoid clothing with large buttons, zippers or metal objects on them.

Downloadable prep instructions (PDF)

Renogram

  • No prep Necessary

Thyroid Uptake & Scan

  • Withhold thyroid medication for 6 weeks (i.e. Synthroid, Levothyroid, Armour)
  • If you have had a recent IV contrasted study in the past 6 weeks, please contact us 810-732-1919.

Ultrasound Abdomen: Liver – Gallbladder-Pancreas – Aorta

  • Nothing to eat or drink after 10 pm the night before your exam (including no gum or hard candies)

Ultrasound Pelvis or Fetal

  • Patient needs to come in with a full bladder.
  • Please drink 36 oz. of water and have it finished 1 hour prior to exam time.
  • DO NOT URINATE ONCE YOU HAVE STARTED DRINKING, UNTIL AFTER YOUR EXAM.

Ultrasound Kidney

  • Nothing to eat 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Patient needs to come in with full bladder.
  • Please drink 36 oz. of water and have it finished 1 hour prior to exam time.

CHILD’S PREP FOR PELVIS AND/OR KIDNEY:

  • Call for prep if patient is 15 years of age or under.

Ultrasound Prostate

  • Take Fleets Enema (found at your local pharmacy) 1 hour prior to exam.

Upper GI/ Small Bowel

  • Nothing to eat or drink after 10 P.M., including no gum or hard candies.
  • No breakfast on the day of the examination.

For all other examination instructions or preparation for children under the age of 10 years, please call our office: 810-732-1919.

 

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