preparations for procedures

CT EXAMS WWO CONTRAST:

If diabetic, you must stop taking meds 48-72 hours prior to appointment.

Patients 50 and up must have blood work within 90 days.

ESI INJECTIONS:

  1. No anti-inflammatories for 5 days!
     

  2. No blood thinners for 5 days before exam!
     

  3. No food 4-5 hours before exam
     

  4. Bring a ride. No driving after exam.
     

  5. If allergic to iodine, ask your referring doctor to give a 3 day prescription for prednisone and benadryl.

ultrasounds:

FASTING 8-10 HOURS

- ABDOMEN ULTRASOUNDS
- LIVER ULTRASOUNDS
- GALLBLADDER ULTRASOUNDS

 

FULL BLADDER (42 0Z)

- BLADDER ULTRASOUNDS
- PELVIS
- PROSTATE

hida scan:

  • This exam takes 2 hours
     

  • No eating/drinking after midnight (no water or meds)
     

  • No smoking/tobacco after midnight
     

  • No morphine at least 4 hours prior to exam
     

  • If ordered, must do ultrasound first

NUCLEAR STRESS TEST:

  • This exam takes 3 hours
     

  • No eating/drinking after midnight (water is ok)
     

  • No caffeine 24 hours before exam
     

  • Bring snacks or a bagged lunch for you
     

  • Don't take any medication, but bring it with you

bone scan:

  • This exam takes 3 hours
     

  • Patient may eat and drink whatever they want