No preparation is needed for the following scans (if contrast is not indicated):
Preparation is needed for the following:
Abdomen, Pelvic Scans
If appointment is scheduled in the morning – Patient should not eat or drink (NPO) after midnight.
If appointment is scheduled in the afternoon – Patient should not eat or drink 6 hours prior to exam.
*Patients should arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled exam to drink Barium.
Iodine Contrast Exams
Patients who are allergic to Iodine must be pre-medicated before exam by referring physician.
Alert! Patients who are diabetic and taking Glucophage and/or Glucovance must be off the medication the day prior to scheduled exam and two days after the exam.
Patients who are 55 years of age and over, with diabetes, and/or have kidney problems must have a recent Bun and Creatine blood test done prior to scheduled CT exam.
Please download and fill out this form before your CT scan appointment: CT and IV History and Screening Form