Patient Instructions

Breast Evaluation

• Screening mammogram, if asymptomatic. If symptomatic, diagnostic mammograms and additional views and/or ultrasound,

      if deemed necessary.

• Wear a two-piece outfit. Do not wear powders, creams, or deodorant from neck to waist.

 

 

Upper GI

• Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight the night before examination.

 

 

Barium Enema

The Day Before Exam:

1. Drink an 8 oz. Glass of water every 2 hours from 12 noon until bedtime.

2. For all meals, starting at lunch, have clear liquids only–such as tea, coffee, Jello.

3. Take 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate at 3-4 p.m.

4. Take 3 Dulcolax tablets at 6-7 p.m.

5. Nothing by mouth after midnight, not even water.

 

The Morning of Exam:

1. Nothing by mouth, not even water. Take any daily medications with a small amount of water.

2. Use 2 Dulcolax suppositories, one at a time. After insertion of each suppository, wait at least 15 minutes before evacuating

        even if the urge is strong.

 

 

Small Bowel Series

• Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight the night before examination.

 

 

Abdominal Ultrasound

• Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight the night before examination.

 

 

Pelvis Ultrasound

• Drink 40 ounces (1-1/4 quarts) of liquid 1 hour prior to appointment time. Full bladder necessary for exam.

 

 

C.T. Scan of Head or

C.T. Scan of Chest or

C.T. Scan Soft Tissue Neck:

(Weight limit: 450 lbs.) Do not eat anything 4 hours before appointment time. You may have clear liquids until 1 hr. before appointment time. Take medications as needed.

 

C.T. Abdomen & Pelvis

Drink 15 oz. oral contrast by 10:00 p.m. night before exam. Do not eat anything 4 hrs. before appt. time. You may have clear liquids until 1 hr. before appt. time. Take medications as needed. Upon arrival you will be given up to 38 oz. of oral contrast to drink.

 

C.T. Angiography

Do not eat anything 4 hours before appointment time. You may drink clear liquids until 1 hr. before appt. time. Take medications as needed. Upon arrival you will be given up to 36 oz. of water to drink.

 

 

M.R.I. Without Contrast

• No preparation. You may eat or drink as desired. Take medications as needed.

 

 

M.R.I. With Contrast

• Do not eat anything 4 hours prior to appointment time. You may have clear liquids up until appointment time.

   Take medications as needed.

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