Preparations for Adult Patients

If patient is: a child, diabetic, suspected of having a bowel obstruction, or some other special problem, consult your physician or radiologist for any changes in the preparations below. Please call with any questions or concerns pertaining to the preparations.

  • Wear comfortable loose clothing or patient gowns will be provided.
  • Remove all metal or metallic objects from your body before scanning, such as jewelry, watches, snaps, zippers, safety pins, keys or credit cards.

Treadmill Stress/Myoview Stress Test

  • This test looks at the vessels surrounding your heart to make sure they are receiving adequate blood flow.
  • The test takes approximately 3 hours. You should have nothing to eat or drink for 4 hours prior to your appointment time.
  • If you are diabetic, you may have a light breakfast 2 hours prior to test consisting of toast, oatmeal or cereal and juice.
  • No caffeine 12 hours prior to test. No smoking the day of test.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to walk on the treadmill. Bring reading material as there are times when we need to wait for the injection to circulate.
  • We will be placing an IV access line in a vein of your arm to give you 2 injections of a small amount of a radioactive material called a tracer.
  • This is not a dye and does not contain iodine. There are no side effects or reactions to this injection. It will not interfere with any medications you are taking.
  • We prefer that you do not take beta-blocker medication the day of your test; however, please consult your physician before discontinu- ing any medications. Take a sudsy shower & do not use lotions.

Persantine Stress Test

Please call 248-569-0296for preparatory instructions
I-123 Thyroid Uptake and Scan (2 day test)

a. No seafood or cough medicine 2 days prior to examination

b. Nothing to eat for 2 hours prior to the examination.

c. Stop all thyroid medication 1 month prior to the examination. Please consult physician.

d. No iodine contrast procedures for 6 weeks prior to exam.

 

Tc99m Thyroid Scan

a. No thyroid medication for 4 weeks. Please consult physician

b. No Iodine contast procedures for 6 weeks prior to exam.

 

HIDA (Gallbladder)

a. Nothing by mouth 4 hours before examination

b. No Smoking or Gum Chewing

 

Gallium Scan

To complete test, you will be returning to our facility for at least 4 consecutive days.

Renogram/Renal Scan (30 min), Bone Scan (3-4 hr), Brain Scan (1-2 hr), Liver/Spleen Scan (1 hr), Testicular Scan (30 Min), MUGA (45 min)

No preparation necessary

  • Do not use any deodorant, body powder or lotions the day of the exam.
  • Take a sudsy shower morning of exam.
  • Bring previous (if any) mammogram files.

Please Call (248) 569-0296 for full preparatory instructions if the patient is diabetic they should stop taking Glucophage, Glucovance or Metformin for 48 hours after the CT exam and should have a BUN / Creatinine check before resuming their medication.

Head and Facial

No food or drink at least 2 hours prior to exam
No oral contrast given for this exam
IV required

Neck / Chest

No food or drink at least 4 hours prior to exam
No oral contrast given for this exam
IV may be required

Abdominal / Pelvic

No food or drink at least 12 hours prior to exam
You’ll be given 1-2 bottles of oral contrast to be taken 1 hour before this exam
Finish drinking within 10 minutes
IV required
No barium studies at least 48 hours before exam

Spine

Before the CT exam, patient must have an AP and lateral of the applicable portion of the spine.
No prep for this examination
If you’ve had neck or spine x-rays some place else, please
bring them with you.
No barium studies at least 48 hours before exam

Upper / Lower Extremities

NOTE: No special prep required unless diagnosis is for “rule out tumor”; then use the following prep

No food or drink at least 4 hours prior to exam
No oral contrast given for this exam
IV may be required

Abdominal / Retroperitoneal

Nothing by mouth 6 hours before exam
No smoking or chewing gum

Pelvic / Gynecological

Drink 40 oz. of liquid 90 minutes before the exam.
DO NOT URINATE UNTIL AFTER THE EXAM

Prostate
Fleet Enema 2 hours prior to exam

  • Do not use any body powder or lotions the day of the exam.
  • Take a sudsy shower the morning of the exam.