Helping You Prepare for Your Medical Examination
Most tests will be done without any special preparation. When scheduling, You will be informed of any special preparations for your test. Correct preparations ensure that your test begins on time and that the best results are achieved.
For the test being performed, it us best to wear comfortable clothing that does not contain metal. You might be asked to wear a gown. If you have previously worked with cutting or grinding metal, it will be necessary to take an x-ray of your eyes to make sure it is safe to proceed with your MRI. For an MRI with contrast, if you are over the age of 60, diabetic, or have kidney issues you’ll need to provide a blood test with results that has been performed within 60 days of your MRI procedure.
For the test being performed, It is best to wear clothing that is comfortable and does not contain metal parts in the area being examined. You might be asked to wear a gown. Notify our staff if you are or suspect you might be pregnant.
DEXA Scan (Bone Density)
Any articles of clothing should not be worn if they contain zippers, snaps, or underwires. The test generally takes 10 minutes.
Total Body Composition
Total body scans give accurate and precise measurements of body composition, including bone mineral content (BMC), bone mineral density (BMD), lean tissue mass, fat tissue mass, and fractional contribution of fat. Any articles of clothing should not be worn if they contain zippers, snaps, or underwires. The test generally takes 10 minutes.
It is best to wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing. You might be asked to wear a gown. The following exams require special preparation:
- Nothing to eat or drink 8 to 10 hours prior to the exam:
- Drink 32 oz of water 1 hour prior to the exam:
- OB First Trimester
It is best to wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing. You might be asked to wear a gown. Do not wear any lotions or perfumes on the day of your exam.
Abdomen/Pelvis no IV contrast OR with IV contrast
Do not eat or drink for 12 hours prior to the exam, other than water. Oral contrast (Barium) will be provided to the patient unless the diagnosis is a kidney/renal stone. The patient must drink the oral contrast 1 hour before the appointment time.
For a CT scan with IV contrast, if you are over the age of 60, diabetic, or have kidney issues you'll need to provide a blood test with results that have been performed within 60 days of your procedure. If you are allergic to iodine or shellfish or have had a reaction to IV contrast in the past, please notify staff at the time of scheduling.
It is recommended to wear loose comfortable clothing with no metal near the area being scanned. Recommended for women to wear a sports bra.