How to Prepare

Please leave all jewelry at home.

Mammography

No powder, perfume, deodorant. Bring previous mammogram.

Ultrasound

ABDOMINAL:
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.

OB
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.

RENAL ARTERIES:
6-hour fast
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.