Prepare for Your WNY Imaging Group Procedure

This is everything you should, and should not, do before your WNY Imaging Group procedure. Find your procedure and follow the care instructions. If you have any questions regarding these steps, feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

 


 

CT SCAN

  • Do not eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to your procedure (NPO) if you are scheduled for an abdominal and or pelvic CT only.
  • Pick up your oral contrast from your WNY Imaging center. This is free of charge.
  • Take your first bottle two (2) hours before your procedure.
  • Drink ⅔ of the second bottle one (1) hour before your procedure, and bring the remaining contents of the bottle with you to your appointment.
  • Some blood work may be required. The WNY Imaging staff will determine if it’s needed and you’ll be provided all the instructions.

 


 

FLUOROSCOPY

Esophogram - Do not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to your procedure. (NPO)

 

Modified Barium Swallow - Do not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to your procedure. (NPO)

 

Small Bowel Follow-Through - Do not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to your procedure. (NPO)

 

UGI - Do not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to your procedure. (NPO)

 


 

MAMMOGRAMS

  • Do not apply deodorant, powder or perfume the day of your procedure.

 


 

MRI

  • You may eat normally prior to your procedure and take any prescribed medications, unless you’re having the following procedures:
    • Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
      • Do not eat or drink anything six (6) hours prior to your scheduled MRCP.
    • MRI of the Pelvis
      • Do not eat or drink anything six (6) hours prior to your scheduled procedure.

       

  • If you request sedation, it is available as long as you have a driver transporting you home.
  • Please arrive 60 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure time if you have made arrangements to take sedation.

 


 

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Bone Scan - No preparation is required.

 

Gallbladder Scan - Do not eat or drink anything for five (5) hours prior to your procedure.

 

Muga Scan - No preparation is required.

 

Myocardial Stress/Rest Scan

  • Do not eat anything for four (4) hours prior to your procedure.
  • Do not consume any caffeine for 12 hours prior to your procedure.

 

Renal Scan - Hydrate and drink several glasses of water prior to arriving for your procedure.

 

Thyroid Scan - Since this is a two-day study, instructions will be provided to you when you schedule your appointment.

  


 

PET SCAN

  • Beginning two (2) days before your procedure, avoid strenuous activity. Unnecessary physical exertion severely interferes with the results of your PET Scan.
  • Do not consume caffeine, tobacco or alcohol 24 hours prior to your procedure.
  • Start a no/low carbohydrate (sugar) diet 24 hours prior to your scheduled procedure. Avoid carb-heavy foods such as bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, candy, fruit and soda. You may eat vegetables, eggs, chicken, beef, pork and whole grain bread.
  • Do not eat for six (6) hours prior to your scheduled procedure.
  • If you’re a diabetic, you should only fast for at least two (2) hours prior to your procedure.
  • You may take your medications with water the day of your procedure. If you need to take pain medication, you may bring it with you.
  • Hydrate and drink several glasses of water prior to arriving for your procedure.
  • If you require oxygen, please bring your portable device with you and make sure you have enough oxygen to last you for at least three (3) hours.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to your procedure. Do not wear jewelry or any clothing that contains metal.
  • Plan on spending two or three (2-3) hours at your WNY Imaging center for your PET Scan procedure.
  • Due to the nature of the materials required for a PET scan please call at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time if you need to cancel or reschedule your procedure.

 


 

ULTRASOUND

Abdomen (Liver, Gallbladder and Right Upper Quadrant) - Do not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to your procedure. (NPO)

 

Pelvis - Drink four (4) eight (8) ounce glasses of water one (1) hour and 15 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure. Drink these four (4) glasses of water in less than 30 minutes.

Referring MDs

Physicians can review patients’ exam images and reports here.

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