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EXAM PREPARATIONS
PLEASE NOTE:

FULL PREP INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN EACH PREP KIT

CT: Head, Chest and Upper Abdomen

Night before exam:

Eat,drink anything you desire.Take one Tagamet and one Vistaril at bedtime.

Day of exam:

Do not eat 4 hours prior to exam time.Take one Tagamet 2 hours Prior to CT scan.Do not drink 2 hours prior to exam time.

CT: Abdomen and Pelvis or Pelvis Only

Night before exam:

Eat, drink anything you desire.Take one Tagamet and one Vistaril at bedtime

Day of exam:

Do not eat 4 hours prior to exam time.Take one Tagamet 2 hours Prior to CT scan.Drink the oral contrast 2 hours prior to exam time.No more liquids are to be consumed.

CT Virtual Colonoscopy

Magnesium citrate-standard prep for outpatients

TWO DAYS PRIOR TO EXAMINATION

  • Pick up Prep Kit provided by Department

DAY PRIOR TO EXAMINATION

  • Take all prescribed medication by your doctor as normally scheduled.if you are a Diabetic,please consult your physicion for instructions on your diabetic medication.
  • Before 11am take the two Bisacodyl tablets(5mg each) with 1 glass(8 ounces) of clear liquids.
  • At 12 noon follow a clear liquid diet all day (broth, clear jicices-apple,cranberry,Gatorade, coffee,tea,jello,sodas,crystal lite,Italian ices,popsicles,etc.)No pulp Juices or dairy.
  • At 3-5pm drink two 296ml megnesium citrate(oral laxative) diluted in 8oz of liquid or drink alone.
  • At 6-8pm drink 250m1 of 2% barium (CT oral contrast).
  • At 9-11pm drink 60m1 of diatrizoate(gastroview) diluted i 8 oz of liquid.

NOTE:It is necessary to drink at least eight 8oz glasses of juice,soda,crystal lite,etc. Please follow prep carefully. It is very important to the accuracy of the test.

Drink liquids will prevent dehydration and / or mineral loss from the blood.

Please bring previous CT Virtial Colonoscopy scans or ABDOMENT CT scans from other facilities if not done at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

Polyethylene glycol(PEG)-only for outpatients who are severely compromised and cannot tolerat mild fluid or electrolyte shifts.

TWO DAYS PRIOR TO EXAMINATION

  • Pick up Prep Kit provided by Department

DAY PRIOR TO EXAMINATION

  • Take all prescribed medication by your doctor as normally scheduled.if you are a Diabetic, please consult your physicion for instructions on your diabetic medication.
  • At 12 noon follow a clear liquid diet all day (broth, clear jicices-apple,cranberry,Gatorade, coffee,tea,jello,sodas,crystal lite,Italian ices,popsicles,etc.) No pulp Juices or dairy.
  • Before 11am take the two Bisacodyl tablets(5mg each) with 1 glass(8 ounces) of clear liquids.
  • At 3-5pm Drink 4 Liters of polyethylene glycol(PEG)(oral Laxative).
  • At 6-8pm drink 250m1 of 2% barium (CT oral contrast).
  • At 9-11pm drink 60m1 of diatrizoate(gastroview) diluted i 8 oz of liquid.

NOTE:It is necessary to drink at least eight 8oz glasses of juice,soda,crystal lite,etc. Please follow prep carefully. It is very important to the accuracy of the test.

Please bring previous CT Virtial Colonoscopy scans or ABDOMENT CT scans from other facilities if not done at Boca Raton Regional Hospital(BRRH).

Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

Day before exam:

Normal breakfast, light lunch Clear liquids only after 2:00 p.m. (No pulp or food particles, etc.)

Night before exam:

Take one Tagamet and one Vistaril at bedtime.

Day of exam:

Take one Tagamet 2 hours prior to IVP DO NOT EAT OR DRINK.

Barium Enema (B.E.)

Two days before exam:

Normal breakfast, light lunch, Clear liquids only, following lunch(No pulp or food particles, etc.)

Day before exam:

Continue clear liquid diet. At noon drink one bottle of Magnesium Citrate.Take four Bisacodyl laxative tablets at 5:00 p.m.

Day of exam:

Continue clear liquid diet.

Upper G.I. Series

Day of exam:

Nothing to eat or drink 5 hours prior to exam.

MRI: Notify MD if you have any of the following:

  • Pacemaker
  • Intracranial Aneurysm Clips
  • Cardiac Valve Prosthesis
  • Metal Stapes Replacement
  • Limb Prosthesis Pine, Plates, Screws, Staples From Recent Surgery, IUD, Pessary
  • lmplanted Defibrillator or Neurostimulator
  • Pregnancy

Ultrasound:

Abdomen, Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen, Aorta, Pancreas, Adrenal

Nothing by to eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure.

Ultrasound:

Kidney, Carotids, Thyroid, Scrotal, Breast

No prep required

Ultrasound:

OB/Pelvic

May eat breakfast and/or lunch (unless scheduled ofr other exams), Drink four 8 oz glasses of liquid in 20 minutes. Be finished drinking 1 hour before test time. DO NOT URINATE. Must have full bladder for exam.

Mammogram:

Day of exam:

Please obtain any previous mammograms. No lotion, deoderant or talc from neck to waist.

Needle Localization:

Day of exam:

Please obtain any previous mammograms. Your surgeon will go over these instructions with you.

Fine Needle Aspiration:

Day of exam:

Please obtain any previous mammograms. May eat breakfast and/or lunch (unless scheduled for other exams). Do not take aspirin or coumadin (blood thinners).

Stereotactic Biopsy:

Day of exam:

Please obtain previous mammograms. You will be positioned face down on your abdomen so please let us know if you have any physical limitations. May eat breakfast and/or lunch (unless scheduled for other exams). Do not take aspirin or coumadin (blood thinners). For your comfort, wear a two piece outfi and a loose bra.