Exam Prep Instructions

Patient Instructions:

Instructions for adults. Please call for instructions for patients under the age of 18.

Barium Enema

Exam lasts approximately 45 minutes. Prep kit with instructions should be obtained at any SimonMed Imaging location at least two days prior to exam.

CT - Abdomen and/or Pelvis

Exam lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. No food or drink except medications 4 hours prior to examunless a non-contrast study is ordered.

Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

Exam lasts approximately 45 minutes. No food or drink except medications 4 hours prior to exam.

Mammography

Please do not use powder or deodorant under your arms or on your breasts the day of your exam.

Wearing a two-piece outfit is suggested.

MRI

No food or drink 30 minutes prior to exam unless contrast study is ordered. Please check with scheduling for further instructions.

MRA

No food 4 hours prior to exam.

Ultrasound: Abdomen

No food or drink except medications and sips of water after midnight for morning exams. For afternoon exams, no food or drink except medications and sips of water 8 hours prior to exam. No coffee.

Ultrasound: OB

15 weeks and under: Drink 32 oz. water 1 hour prior to exam. Patient may eat.

16-30 weeks: Drink 16 oz. water 1 hour prior to exam. Patient may eat.

31+ weeks: No special preparation necessary.

Ultrasound: Pelvis

Drink 32 oz. water 1 hour prior to exam time. Patient may eat. Do not empty bladder.

Ultrasound: Renal

Drink 32 oz. water 1 hour prior to exam time. Patient may eat.

Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) and Small Bowel

Exam lasts approximately 1 hour for UGI. Small bowel exam lasts 1-3 hours. No food or drink except medications 6 hours prior to exam.

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SimonMed Imaging and its affiliates have been serving the community for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide best-in class affordable care through the use of advanced technology. We have patient-focused staff and highly trained medical professionals.

SimonMed has over 75 convenient locations and provides late night and weekend appointments to accommodate patients.

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