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Preparation for Exams – CDI, Miami

Preparation According To Test

Computed Tomography:
  • Please call CBCC if you are diabetic or are known to have allergies
  • In some instances, a preparation is required.
  • CBCC will instruct you if a preparation is necessary.
  • Creatinine/BUN required for CT within 90 days if 60 or older, renal insufficient, diabetic or hypertensive.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
  • If you have a pacemaker, metallic implant, previous brain surgery, or have had metal fragments in your eyes, or known allergies to Gadolinium; please call CBCC prior to appointment time.
  • Creatinine/BUN required for MRI within 45 days if 60 or older, renal insufficient, diabetic or hypertensive.
  • No preparation is required unless sedation is needed.
  • Do not wear perfume, deodorant, or powder the day of exam.
  • If new patient, bring previous mammogram films and report.
  • Please wear two piece clothing.
  • Do not schedule one week before menstrual period.
  • Preparation for Breast Biopsy:
  • No aspirin or \\”blood thinner\\” one week prior to biopsy.
  • Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing medications.
  • Do not eat or drink anything for 6-12 hours prior to your exam, except water.
  • Avoid strenuous activity 24 hours in advance of your study.
Abdomen Ultrasound:
  • Nothing to eat, drink or smoke after midnight.
  • No breakfast, smoking or gum chewing the morning of exam.
OB and Pelvic Ultrasound:
  • 1/2 hours before exam time, empty your bladder and drink 32 oz. of water, finishing 1 hour prior to exam.
  • Arrive with a very full bladder. Do not urinate.
  • Pelvic ultrasound should not be scheduled during menstruation.
Prostate Ultrasound:
  • Fleet´s enema 1/2 hour prior to exam.
Upper GI and/or Esophogram and/or Small Bowel Series:
  • Nothing to eat, drink or smoke after midnight.
  • For small-bowel series, allow at least 4 hours for exam.