Prior to your appointment, we ask that you please obtain any images and reports for any breast imaging you’ve had in the past at another facility. You may eat and drink as usual and take all necessary medications.
On the day of your appointment:
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Please do not wear any perfume, powder, deodorant, creams or lotion around the breast area. Wearing a two-piece outfit is suggested.
For breastfeeding patients:
We suggest waiting 3-6 months after you have stopped breast feeding to have your annual screening mammogram. If you are due for your annual screening but will not finish breast feeding for some time, please breast feed or pump before your appointment.
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
Exam lasts approximately 45 minutes. No food or drink except medications 4 hours prior to exam.
No food or drink except medications and sips of water after midnight for morning exams. For afternoon exams, no food or drink except medications and sips of water 6 hours prior to exam. No coffee, gum, or smoking.
15 weeks and under: Drink one litre water 1 hour prior to exam and do not empty.
Patient is to have a full bladder upon arrival to adequately visualize the pelvic structures trans-abdominally.
The patient may continue a normal diet.
16-30 weeks: Drink ½ litre water 1 hour prior to exam and do not empty.
Patient may continue a normal diet.
31+ weeks: No special preparation necessary.
Drink one litre water 1 hour prior to exam time. Patient is to have a full bladder upon arrival for the exam to adequately visualize the pelvic organs trans-abdominally. The Patient may eat a normal diet. Do not empty bladder.
Drink one litre water 1 hour prior to exam time so that a full bladder can be imaged if necessary. Patient may eat a normal diet.
Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) and Small Bowel
Exam lasts approximately 1 hour for UGI. Small bowel exam lasts 1-3 hours. No food or drink except medications 6 hours prior to exam.
BMD Dexa Scan
You can eat normally the day of your exam. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and avoid garments with zippers, belts or buttons made of metal. Do not wear jewelry. Remove objects such as keys and wallets, too.
Tell your doctor if you’ve recently had a barium exam or injection with contrast material for a computed tomography (CT), nuclear or PET scan. You may have to wait up to 14 days before a DEXA test. Women should inform their physician and X-ray technologist if there is any chance that they are pregnant.