What to Bring to Your Exam:

When you arrive for your exam, there are some documents you will need to bring with you.

  • Your prescription or the referral from your primary care physician.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking, including any non-prescription medication and supplements.
  • Your insurance card(s).
  • A valid photo ID.
  • Your medical history, including whether you may currently be pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Any relevant pathology reports.

If you have any previous, relevant imaging exams or reports that were performed outside of our network, please bring them as well.

How to Prepare for Your Exam:

Regardless of what type of radiological exam you're scheduled for, there are a few general instructions you should follow.

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes early. If you have to cancel or reschedule your appointment, for any reason, please call at least 24 hours ahead of time to let us know. 
  • If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, tell your physician. In most cases, X-rays will not be performed on pregnant patients.
  • Please tell the doctor or the medical staff if you're breastfeeding.
  • If you have diabetes and are taking insulin, please tell your doctor so he or she can instruct you about your dosage on the day of your exam.
  • If you are on a medically-ordered, fluid-restricted diet, if you have kidney failure, or have had a kidney transplant, talk to your primary physician to find out how to prepare for your radiology exam. Based on your condition, your physician may provide you with a different set of instructions. Please make sure our staff is informed of any changes your physician has asked you to make in preparation for your exam, either by your doctor or by his or her staff.
  • Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum before the exam. If your exam is scheduled for the afternoon, you may drink 8-12 ounces of water around 7:00 a.m. the day of your exam, but nothing afterwards. 

    Procedure-Specific Instructions:

    Each radiology exam has its own specific set of instructions. Though our staff will discuss them with you before you arrive, please read the specific instructions below to make sure you're as prepared as possible for your visit.

    MRI

    CT Scans

    Ultrasound

    X-Ray

    Fluoroscopy

     

    When you schedule your appointment, you may be given additional instructions by your radiologist or the medical staff.