|PREPARING FOR YOUR MRI EXAM
*Follow your normal routine and continue any prescribed medication unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.
*Refrain from wearing any type of metal on body or clothing.
Please note carefully – The following persons or persons wearing these devices must not have an MRI done:.
• Pregnant □ Pacemaker □ Brain aneurysm clip □ Implanted mechanical devices or electrical conductors
PREPARING FOR YOUR CT SCAN
• Comfortable, loose clothing should be worn (although in some cases a patient will be asked to change into a hospital gown of the examination).
• Please remove any metal prior to the exam: jewelry, dentures, eyeglasses, belt buckles, metal zippers, and buttons can interfere with the images.
• Patients who are doing CT Scan of the Abdomen/Pelvis are asked to eat half an hour before starting to drink the oral contrast. This contrast can be taken over a three hour period before the scan is done (absolutely no eating during this time). However, food can be taken after the scan is done.
For many CT examinations, a contrast agent (a liquid that enhances imaging of certain organs or blood vessels) will be administered. Depending on type of examination, the contrast may be given orally or intravenously.
BARIUM STUDY PREPARATION
• Have a LIGHT or LIQUID meal the night before the examination (e.g. soup, bread)
• Nothing to eat after the evening meal the evening before the examination.
• A mild laxative (phosphor Soda) will have to be taken the evening before the examination to ensure the cleaning of the intestines.
• If Client is diabetic and on medication Do Not take medication the morning of the exam but walk with the medication and a meal to be taken once the examination has been completed.
• Pediatric clients will not need to take a laxative and the liquid diet will be allowed up to 2-6 hours before the examination.
NB: All patients who are not properly prepared for the examination will have to be rescheduled.