Patient Instructions for Imaging / Radiology
Choose the procedure below to see a specific set of instructions. Check with your physician to confirm your examination location.
Do not eat or drink within six hours of the exam.
You will need to dress appropriately for your particular scan:
- Body Scan - Wear clothing that does not have any metal on it, such as belts, zippers, snaps, or hooks. This allows us to scan you without you having to put on a gown for the exam. Also remove any necklaces or other jewelry worn in the area that you are being scanned for.
- Head/Neck Scan - Do not wear any jewelry in the head and neck area. This includes earrings, necklaces, and any other facial piercings.
- Extremities Scan - Do not wear jewelry on the area being scanned.
For more instructions and information, select the specific CT test you will be having below:
- CT of the Abdomen
- CT of the Abdomen/Pelvis
- CT of the Chest
- CT of Upper Extremities
- CT of Facial Bones
- CT of the Head
- CT of the Hip
- CT of the Kidney
- CT of the LarynxNasopharynx
- CT of the Liver
- CT of the Neck
- CT of the Orbits
- CT of the Pelvis
- CT of the Posterior Fossa
- CT of the Shoulder
- CT of the Spine
- CT of the Temporal Bones
- CT with IV Contrast
- CT without Contrast
No advance preparation is needed for this test, but tell your doctor if you are taking blood pressure or blood thinning medications.
This is a two-part test. During your first visit you will be given medicine by mouth. You will then be scheduled to have an X-ray five days later. Do not take laxatives, enemas, suppositories, or similar products until after your X-ray.
Select the specific test below for instructions on how to prepare and what to expect with the test.
Please Note: Clear liquids are defined as liquids that you can see through or fluids that are liquid at body temperature. Some examples are water, broth, Jell-O, black coffee, tea, and juices such as apple, grape, cranberry, or lemonade. Milk and orange juice are not considered clear liquids.