When scheduling your appointment, provide us with your email address and we will send you personalized forms with your information already filled in. You will only have to update or add any missing information. If your email address is not provided, you can still save time by downloading the Registration forms and completing them prior to arriving at the office.
You must remove all jewelry and any other metallic objects such as hearing aids, jeans with metal zippers, body piercings and removable dental work. Wearing a sweat suit with no metal may prevent you from having to change into a gown.
Additional prep for CT scan with oral or I.V. contrast
Have nothing to eat 4 hour prior to your exam time. You may drink clear liquids (example: water, ginger ale, apple juice). Keep hydrated before and after your exam.
If you have impaired kidney function, are diabetic or are 70 years of age or older, we will assess your kidney function. It is important to inform us if you are taking the medication hydroxyurea when making your appointment.
If you are receiving oral contrast, please pick up the contrast kit the day before your exam. If you are receiving Omnipaque oral contrast, refer to the Omnipaque oral contrast section below. If you are receiving Redi-CAT oral contrast, please ask your Zwanger-Pesiri representative for those specific instructions.
Omipaque oral contrast prep for CT scan
Do not take if you have an iodine allergy.
Begin drinking the Omnipaque oral prep 1 hour before your exam.
To prepare the contrast drink:
- Pour the entire contents of the Ominpaque bottle into the 32 oz. cup that was given to you.
- Fill the cup with water up to approximately 1/2 inch from the top of the cup (approximately 30 oz).
- Stir well and drink.
- Discard the cup, contrast bottle and straw after use.