We value your time, comfort, and safety. Our patient care specialist will call you and ask important questions during your pre-screening before scheduling your imaging appointment. It is essential to provide all medical history for the best best possible care. We have patient history forms online for you to download and patient information on our imaging services so you know what to expect.
Our patient care specialist will call you and ask important questions during your pre-screening prior to scheduling your imaging appointment. It is important to provide all medial history so we provide the best possible care.
There are a few considerations to be made before and during an MRI procedure. Our patient care specialist will ask you pre-screening questions for your safety. You may eat and drink as you normally would prior to this appointment. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing with no metal for the appointment. It is also important to remove all metal jewelry.
Before an MRI
Please make sure to alert our staff IMMEDIATELY, if you have any of the following prior or current conditions. Not alerting our staff of these conditions could cause serious medical side effects or death. Your safety is our number one priority - please help us protect it! If you do not have any of these conditions listed below, then you are 100% ready to go with your MRI!
During an MRI
Our technician will be sure to keep you as comfortable as possible during your MRI. Once the tech has you settled, please lie still for the duration of the procedure. This is a painless method of diagnosis that can last anywhere from forty-five minutes or longer (depending on the number of studies). You will hear a slight knocking noise during your exam. When it is completed, the technician will alert you to go back to the dressing room and finish up with the front desk.
MRI with Contrast
All MRI with contrast require labs that show the BUN and Creatinine levels of the patient as a precautionary/safety measure. You should not eat or drink anything 4 hours prior to your exam time. You may take your medications with a small sip of water if needed. You may be asked to not eat solid food for 4 to 8 hours before the examination.
The preparation for a CT scan will depend on the body part that is being scanned. Please refer to the following in order to appropriately prepare for your specific type of CT scan.
General CT without Contrast
There is no special preparation for the CT without Contrast. We ask that you remove metal jewelry. If you have any questions about acceptable items, please ask our technician!
Abdomen or Pelvic CT without Contrast
CT with Contrast
All CT Scans with contrast require labs that show the BUN and Creatinine levels of the patient as a precautionary/safety measure. As well, it is required for the patient to not eat twelve (12) hours prior to the appointment.
The ultrasound process will take about an hour depending on what body part is being examined. The preparation also varies depending on what part of the body is being examined. Please refer to the following in order to appropriately prepare for your specific type of ultrasound.
Abdomen Ultrasound and Single Organ Ultrasound (Aorta, Kidneys, Renals, etc)
Patient must be NPO (without having water or food) for at least six (6) hours prior to the appointment. If the patient has medication that must be taken, they can do so with clear juice, tea or coffee, but cannot have any type of dairy.
Patient must have a full bladder during the exam. Please drink at least thirty-two (32) ounces of water one (1) hour prior to the appointment.
There is no special preparation required for the following types of ultrasound:
There is no special preparation for an X-Ray. We provide X-Ray services on a walk-in basis. Please check with our facility for days and times of service.