How to Prepare
Please leave all jewelry at home.
No powder, perfume, deodorant. Bring previous mammogram.
Gallbladder, Pancreas: Nothing to eat or drink from midnight before.
BLADDER & PELVIS:
Drink 32oz. non-carbonated fluid.
Finish drinking 1 hour before appointment time.
Do not void.
LIVER / AORTA:
Nothing to eat 4 hours prior to appointment.
First trimester, 0-18 weeks – Drink 32oz. of water, finish 1 hour prior to exam / do not void (do not go to the bathroom).
2nd to 3rd trimesters, 19 weeks and over – no prep.
½ hour prior to exam drink 24oz. of water (do not hold).
CT (Oral Contrast)
• Drink 1/2 (one half) bottle night prior to exam (bedtime).
• Drink 1 full bottle at a slow and steady pace 2 hours before exam.
• Bring 1/2 (one half) bottle with you to be taken at the time of exam.
Patients receiving oral contrast should fast 2 hours prior to exam (oral prep excluded).
Oral prep may be refrigerated.
Please drink oral prep straight – do not mix with other liquids.
MRI of the brain and/or neck
Do not wear eye makeup. Dentures should be removed prior to the exam.