Department of Radiology & Imaging Services 1105 Central Expressway North• Allen, Texas 75013 Phone (972) 747-6141 • Fax (972) 747-6147 ICD-9 Code
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XR IVP with tomos without tomos
Gastric Emptying Hepatobiliary/HIDA Scan
FLUOROSCOPY CONTRAST/ LABS
Dobutamine Lexiscan Treadmill
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Peripheral Arterial Doppler (with segmentals)
Renal Testicles Thyroid Thyroid/FNA Biopsy Venous Doppler (for DVT) R L
Venous Doppler (Insufficiency) R L
DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING SERVICES SPECIAL PREPARATIONS
These preparations must be followed completely to insure accurate test results. Inadequate preparations will result in reschedul- ing of your exam. Please consult your physician before discontinuing any medications. Barium Enema (BE) •
Beginning at noon two days before exam, eat only clear broth, clear Jell-O, clear fruit juices, soft drinks,tea, coffee (without milk or cream) until exam is completed. DO NOT EAT SOLID FOOD, MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS.
The day before the exam, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. drink 12-16 ounces of water.
At 3:00 p.m., drink 10 ounces of cold Magnesium Citrate.
At 4:00 p.m., take 2 Dulcolax tablets.
At 5:00 p.m., have a cup of bouillon, gelatin and plain tea or coffee or clear juice.
Between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., drink 12-16 ounces of water.
Do not eat breakfast on the day of the procedure. You may drink plain tea or coffee or clear fruit juices. Upper GI / Small Bowel (UGI / SBS)
Do not eat, drink, or smoke after midnight the day before the exam until the exam is completed
NOTE: If you have had a barium enema within the past seven days
Take 4 oz. Neoloid or 2 oz. Castor oil at 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Upper GI exam. CT SCAN (Head, neck, chest, spine): Do not eat or drink for three hours prior to your exam time if receiving contrast. CT SCAN (Abdomen and / or pelvis): Nothing to eat 3 hours prior to exam time. Oral contrast will be needed in most cases. Please pick up contrast the day before your exam and instructions will be given on a case-by-case basis. Drink plenty of water. Hepatobilliary Scan: Nothing by mouth for 8 hours prior to exam. Patient should be off of Pain medications for 10 hours prior to exam. Thyroid Uptake / Treatment: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to dose and 1 hour after dose. Patient should be off all
thyroid medication for up to 30 days prior to scan. Please call Nuclear Medicine Dept. @ 972-747-6554
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) (Kidneys): A.
Take 4 oz. of Neoloid or 2 oz. of Castor oil at 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to the exam.
Do not eat after midnight until after the exam is completed. Renal Nuclear Scan: no prep A.
Lasix Renal Scan - Patient should be off Lasix for 24 hours.
Captopril Renal Scan - Contact Nuclear Medicine. MRI (MRCP): Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to exam. Sonogram (Abdomen, liver, gallbladder, pancreas): Nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to the day ofexam. If you are scheduled after 12:00 noon, do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to your exam time. Sonogram (Abdomen with pelvis): Do not eat or drink after midnight until morning of exam at which time you must drink at least four 8 oz. glasses of water 45 minutes prior to exam time.
10. Sonogram (Aorta): Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to exam.
11. Sonogram (Pelvis): Drink four 8 oz. glasses of water at least 45 minutes prior to time of exam. DO NOT VOID! Your bladder
must be full when you arrive for your exam. If you have had a previous allergic reaction to contrast, please notify the radiology nurse at (972) 747-6175 prior to beginning your preparation. If you are currently taking medication Glucophage (Metformin), please notify the radiology nurse at (972) 747-6175 before beginning your preparation. All patients over 65 years of age that require intravenous contrast material during the examination need to have Creatinine prior to exam, (CT abd, pelvis, & IVP), MRI with contrast. Attention Physician: For children and extremely elderly or debilitated patients, you may wish to consult a Radiologist regarding preparation, you may call (972) 747-6187 DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING SERVICES
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