Many imaging examinations require that patients prepare themselves ahead of time to obtain the best imaging possible.
You should be told about any special preparation when your examination is scheduled. Preparation for inpatients occurs in the hospital, ordered by your doctor, and hospital nurses will direct you in the preparation.
Typical examinations requiring special patient preparation include:
- Most ultrasound, CT, and MR scans
- Special procedures and interventional examinations
- Most GI and GU examinations including IVP (intravenous pyelogram, intravenous urogram), studies of the esophagus, stomach (upper GI) and colon (barium enema)
- Mammography (breast imaging)
- Many Nuclear Medicine studies
For additional information regarding any of the procedures listed above, please visit: www.radiologyinfo.org For Common Diagnostic Procedures and Patient Preparation Information
Please contact our receptionist desk at (603)444-9536 during regular business hours if you have any questions about your exam or preparation.
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