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.