In order to provide the best care for you during your Imaging visit, we kindly ask that you review the respective imaging preparation instructions below. If you don't know which type of imaging your Provider ordered, you can find your imaging order in your Visit Summary located in the "My Visits" section of your account.
|Nothing by mouth* for 6-8 hours prior to exam
|Pelvis or Renal/Kidney
|Arrive with a full bladder. Drink 32 oz. of water 1 hour prior to exam; do not urinate
Arrive with a full bladder. Drink 32 oz. of water 1 hour prior to exam; do not urinate
*Nothing by mouth means you should not have food or water during the time frame specified. You should also avoid smoking and chewing gum. If you need to take medications, you may do so with a small amount of water.
|Abdomen, Pelvis, or Abdomen and Pelvis
Arrive 1 hour before your exam is scheduled to start.
|Liver, Adrenals, Renal, or Pancreas
|Arrive 30 minutes before your exam is scheduled to start.
|All other CT Scans (with or without IV constrast)
Arrive 5 minutes before your exam is scheduled to start.
For all CT Scans:
- Wear loose clothing free of metal detailing. We’ll lend you some clothes if anything you own contains metal.
- Remove any jewelry around the area you’re having scanned (or let us know if that’s not an option).
No specific preparation instructions for X-Rays. We'll see you at your visit time!