patient-info

Patient Exam Preparation


Mammograms

  • Do not use any lotions, powders or deodorant on the day of your appointment.

Bone Density

  • Do not take any calcium supplements on the day of your appointment.
  • Wear clothing without any buttons, snaps, or zippers.

Arterial Ultrasound Studies (lower extremities, renal, aorta)

  • Do not to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to exam time. If you take any medications, you may take them with a sip of clear, non-carbonated water.
  • Diabetics should be scheduled in the morning. Please let our office know if you are diabetic.
  • You will need to take anti-gas tablets, such as Mylanta, or Maalox, as directed 24 hours prior to your exam time.
  • Please refrain from eating any spicy foods the day before the exam.
  • Do not smoke or chew gum the day of the exam.

Pain Injections

  • You must have a driver for these procedures.
  • If you do not have a driver, we will be unable to do the procedure.
  • Do not take any aspirin or blood thinners for 7 days prior to the procedures.
  • Bring your images from outside facilities, if necessary (MRI, CT)

Abdomen Ultrasound (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, right upper quadrant)

  • Do not eat or drink 6 hours prior to your exam.

Pelvic and Transvaginal Ultrasounds

  • Drink 32 oz of water – finish 1 hour prior to your exam time. Please refrain from using the restroom because you will need to have a full bladder during the exam.

Biopsies, Aspirations

  • Do not take any aspirin, fish oil or blood thinners for 7 days prior to the procedures.