Barium Swallow—No prep required.
Upper GI Series / Small Bowel Study - Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your exam.
Barium Enema— You will be required to use a prep kit, which is available at any drug store or pharmacy.
On the day of the procedure do not wear any deodorants, powders or perfumes around the breast area as they can interfere with the examination.
Generally no preparation is necessary however some people are not able to undergo an MRI scan due to surgical implants including pacemaker, aneurysm clips or because of previous injury which has left metal fragments in the body.
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire on the day of your exam which will be reviewed by the technologist before your exam begins.
For IV or intravenous contrast exams—DO NOT eat or drink 4 hours prior to your exam. Also, please tell us if you have any known allergy to iodine, of if you are on medication containing the Metformin, such as Glucaphage.
For Oral contrast exams-You will be requested to drink a liquid designed to coat your stomach and intestinal area. After about 2 hours, your procedure is started.
Unless listed below, there is no preparation for your ultrasound procedure.
Drink 40 ounces of water starting 1 hour prior to your exam time. Try to drink all the water within a 15 minute time frame.