We want your exam to be as comfortable and hassle-free as possible, so we provide all the information you’ll need to prepare before you arrive.
By following these instructions carefully—both the general instructions and those that apply to your specific exam, below—you help us to ensure the best possible diagnostic quality.
Radiology Test General Preparation
• Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your radiology exam appointment. If you must cancel or reschedule, call us at least 24 hours in advance.
• If you are pregnant, or think you might be pregnant, let your doctor know. In most cases, X-ray exams will not be done on a pregnant patient.
• Tell us if you are breastfeeding.
• If you are diabetic and taking insulin, ask your physician for specific instructions regarding the dosages for the day of your examination.
• If you are on a medically-ordered, fluid-restricted diet or if you have kidney failure or a kidney transplant, discuss radiology exam preparation with your physician, who may alter your instructions.
• If your radiology exam requires you to fast beforehand and is scheduled for the afternoon, you may have 300-400 ml of water around 7:00 AM. Otherwise don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew before the exam.
• If you are planning on taking sedation medication, please arrive one (1) hour before your appointment and do not start taking the medication until after you have completed the paper work on site. Please arrange for someone to drive you home from the exam
What You Should Bring
• Prescription or referral from your physician.
• List of medications you take, including non-prescription medications and supplements.
• Any previous, relevant imaging exams and reports performed outside of our network.
• Medical history, including whether you may be pregnant or breastfeeding currently.
Radiology Exam Procedure-Specific Instructions
Different radiology exams have different preparation requirements. Our staff will discuss specific instructions with you, and you can review the information below.