PREPARE FOR YOUR IMAGING APPOINTMENT

PREPARE FOR YOUR IMAGING APPOINTMENT

Exam Preparation Information:

  • Please arrive at least 20 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 any medication that contains Metformin and having a CT or MRI, ask your physician for specific instructions regarding dosages for the day of your examination. Recent lab work may be required.

  • 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. Your physician should inform us if any change is made in the preparation.

  • If your radiology exam requires you to fast beforehand and is scheduled for the afternoon, you may have 8 – 12 ounces of water around 7:00 am. Otherwise don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew before the exam.
What you should bring:
  •     Prescription or referral from your physician.
  •     List of medications you take, including non-prescription medications and supplements.
  •     Insurance cards and picture id
  •     Any previous, relevant imaging exams and reports performed outside of our network.
  •     Medical history, including whether you may be pregnant or breastfeeding currently.
  •     Pathology reports.


NOTE: ALL TESTS HAVE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS. If you have any other questions, please call our office 478-746-1020.
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