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Patient Instructions

It is very important that you follow instructions provided for the best possible imaging, if for any reason you have questions or have eaten, please contact our office prior to arrival.

If there is a possibility of pregnancy, please inform our staff prior to your appointment.

EXAM INSTRUCTIONS

PET/CT:

PET Bone Scan:

CT:

If you are having a CT scan of the Head, Neck, and/or Chest WITHOUT IV contrast, there are no special instructions.
All other CT scans and combinations WITH and/or WITHOUT IV contrast, are instructed to do the following:

MRI/MRA:

HYDRATION PROTOCOL

Beginning 3 hours before your scheduled exam time, drink 1 glass of water every hour, for a total of 3 glasses.
For example: A 12:00 appointment would have a person drinking one glass of water at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00

Voiding is allowed, a full bladder is not necessary.