preparing for your exam

MRI

  • ​There are no special preparations needed for an MRI.
  • MRI exams can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the body part being scanned.
  • contrast studies will be administered if requested by the referring physician, and in the presence of a physician on-site.
  • Patient may eat or drink and take their medication prior to exam, unless it is a contrast study.
  • Patients are to secure coins, jewelry, keys, credit cards, hair pins, glasses, hearing aids, removable dental plates and any other metallic objects in a secured area.
  • NO MRI for patients with:
  • Cochlear implants, Cardiac Pacemaker, Brain Clips, Defibrillators, Insulin Pumps, Dosage Devices for Medication.
  • If you have a history as a metal worker, you MUST be screened with an X-Ray prior to your scheduled MRI. 

what to bring?

  • Prescription/Referral.
  • ​​Bring all current insurance cards along with Photo ID.
  • Please notify our staff within 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule.
  • Please leave ALL jewelry and unnecessary valuables at home.
  • Please do not hesitate to call our facility with any questions that you may have.

How do you prepare for your visit?

Please take these following steps prior to your appointment:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Please Find out if your exam requires a pre-authorization.

Please come to your appointment with your prescription, insurance card, name and address of your plan or insurer(s), name and address of your claim payer (if different from insurer), your ID and group number(s), and the name of the policyholder or subscriber. If applicable, for worker's compensation, automobile, or personal injury cases, we require the name and address of your attorney as well.

 Mon-Fri :  9 A.M.  6 P.M.  Sat: 9 A.M. - 1 P.M

Dexa scan

  • Patient can not take calcium supplements on the day of scan.

Ultrasound

  • Pelvic or Transvaginal Ultrasound, patient drinks and holds in 32 ounces of water one hour before the exam.
    Abdominal Ultrasound, patient does not eat or drink 8 hours prior to exam.
  • Obstetrics or Bladder Ultrasounds, patient may drink and does not void 24 ounces of water prior to exam.
    There are no preparations necessary for Breast, Carotid, Testicular, Thyroid, and Doppler exams.

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after completion of exam

         After the exam has been completed, a radiologist who specializes in analyzing the images of the specific area of the body you had examined, will prepare a diagnostic report to share with your referring physician.

           Final reports from the radiologist containing the results of the images taken during the exam will be mailed to the referring physician. However, preliminary reports can be obtained at the referring physician's request.

CT

  • ​A CT of the Abdomen, Pelvis, and Contrast studies require the patient not to eat 6 hours prior to the exam.
  • Patient may be required to pick up an oral contrast agent two days prior to the scan.
  • CT scan with intravenous contrast studies, patients over 40 years of age, patients currently receiving chemotherapy and patients with a history of nephrectomy must have bloodwork done with BUN and Creatinine levels tested.
  • Most Studies take 10 to 15 minutes.