Exam Preparation

If you’re scheduled for an imaging exam, click on the links below to learn how to prepare for your visit. If you have any questions, please contact us.
 

CT UROGRAM

CT UROGRAM = CT I.V. CONTRAST PREP (UROGRAM/ADRENAL MASS/CHEST/HEAD)
  • Nothing to EAT 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Drink at least 16 ounces of water starting 2 hours before your exam.
  • Patients may have clear liquids, coffee, tea, juice, etc. prior to exam.
  • Patients can take their normal medications unless directed otherwise.

CT ABDOMEN PELVIS

CT ABDOMEN PELVIS = CT ORAL & I.V. CONTRAST PREP (ABD/PEL, RENAL MASS PROTOCOL)
  • Nothing to EAT 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Drink at least 16 ounces of water starting 2 hours before your exam.
  • Patients may have clear liquids, coffee, tea, juice, etc. prior to exam.
  • Patients can take their normal medications unless directed otherwise.
  • Patients should arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled exam time in order to drink the oral contrast.

CT KUB

  • Patient to arrive with full bladder.
  • If possible, wear clothing with no metal zippers, buttons, etc.

CT CHEST

CT CHEST = CT I.V. CONTRAST PREP (UROGRAM/ADRENAL MASS/CHEST/HEAD)
  • Nothing to EAT 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Drink at least 16 ounces of water starting 2 hours before your exam.
  • Patients may have clear liquids, coffee, tea, juice, etc. prior to exam.
  • Patients can take their normal medications unless directed otherwise.

CT CHEST ABDOMEN PELVIS

CT CHEST ABDOMEN PELVIS = CT ORAL & I.V. CONTRAST PREP (ABD/PEL, RENAL MASS PROTOCOL)
  • Nothing to EAT 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Drink at least 16 ounces of water starting 2 hours before your exam.
  • Patients may have clear liquids, coffee, tea, juice, etc. prior to exam.
  • Patients can take their normal medications unless directed otherwise.
  • Patients should arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled exam time in order to drink the oral contrast.

IVP

IVP = CLEAR LIQUID PREP
  • 2 Dulcolax tablets at 5:00 pm the night before the exam.
  • Take any other prescribed medication on schedule.
  • Clear liquid dinner the night before the exam, including:
  • Jello, Bouillon, Popsicles, Tea, Coffee, Apple/Cranberry juice or Sports drink.
  • Clear liquid breakfast OK the day of exam.
  • Drink 8 to 16 oz. fluid 1-2 hours before exam time.

CT HEAD

CT HEAD = IF CONTRAST IS ORDERED THEN CT I.V. CONTRAST PREP otherwise none.
  • Nothing to EAT 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Drink at least 16 ounces of water starting 2 hours before your exam.
  • Patients can take their normal medications unless directed otherwise.

CT NECK

CT NECK = CT I.V. CONTRAST PREP (UROGRAM/ADRENAL MASS/CHEST/HEAD)
  • Nothing to EAT 4 hours prior to exam.
  • Drink at least 16 ounces of water starting 2 hours before your exam.
  • Patients can take their normal medications unless directed otherwise.

CT SINUS

None

CT SPINE

None

CT MUSCULOSKELETAL

None

LOOPOGRAM

LOOPOGRAM (X-RAY OF UROSTOMY) = PREP INSTRUCTIONS
  • Patient must bring extra ostomy supplies for drainage bag replacement.