You don’t need to prepare for an X-Ray. However, please do not wear any metallic items such as jewelry on the day of your test. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, please let your technologist know prior to the X-ray.
Including: Pancreas, Kidneys, Gall Bladder, Spleen, Aorta and Liver
Do not eat or drink for 12 hours prior to your ultrasound appointment.
Including: Ovaries, Bladder, Uterus, G.U. Tract, and Pregnancy (Obstetrical/Nuchal translucency).
Requires a full bladder at the time examination.
Drink at-least 4 cups of water ( 1 Liter ) hour before your scheduled appointment.
Do not go to the washroom prior to your examination as full bladder is required. If you have any discomfort please let the front desk staff or the technologist know so they may advise you accordingly.
Pelvic and Abdomen
Requires both fasting for 12 hours and a full bladder.
Fast for 12 hours and finish drinking 4 cups of water 1 hour before your scheduled appointment.
Do not go to the washroom prior to your examination.
Do not eat or drink 3 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
How to Prepare for Your Mammogram.
Don’t use deodorant, antiperspirant, body lotion or talcum powder under the arms or on the breasts before mammography. These products can interfere with the accuracy of the x-ray.
Wear clothing that is easy to remove from the waist up.
Remove necklaces and other jewelry that might get in the way during the test.
Before getting any type of imaging test, tell the technologist if you’re breastfeeding or if you think you might be pregnant.
If you’re worried about discomfort during the test (optional):
Try to avoid having mammography in the 7 to 10 days before your menstrual period begins. Your breasts may be tender during this time.
Avoid drinks and food that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, cola and chocolate, for 5–7 days before mammography.
Talk to your doctor about taking a mild pain medicine about an hour before your test.
*Preparation guidelines taken from Canadian Cancer Society. You can visit this webpage to learn more about your examination.
Avoid taking any vitamin or calcium supplements 24 hours prior to your bone density test. If you have had a barium study or a nuclear medicine injection within the past 14 days of your BMD appointment, please inform the front desk. In this case, your test would have to be rescheduled.