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Preparations for Flouroscopy Procedures

Barium Enema (Adult)

  • You will be required to purchase a Colyte preparation kit (or a prep kit suggested by your physician) at your local pharmacy prior to your exam. The instructions are important to follow because any fecal material in your colon may alter the results of your exam.
  • On the day before your exam your diet should be only clear liquids such as clear broth, jello, apple or cranberry juice, ginger ale, cola, tea or coffee (do not use cream or milk).
  • Do not drink or eat any solid foods after midnight.
  • You may also take any necessary medications the morning of your exam. If you are diabetic, please consult with your doctor before following these preparation instructions.
  • Bring your physician's order and a current list of medications. 

VCUG (Voiding Cystogram)

No preparation required.


IVP (Intravenous Pyelogram) - Adult

  • On the day before your exam take a laxative of your choice at 6:00pm.
  • Do not drink or eat any solid foods after midnight.
  • You may also take any necessary medications the morning of your exam. If you are diabetic, please consult with your doctor before following these preparation instructions.

Upper GI, Upper GI/Small Bowel (Adult)

  • Do not drink or eat any solid foods after midnight.
  • Prescription medications can be taken with a small amount of water the morning before your exam, except for insulin and diabetic medications.
  • If you are diabetic, please consult with your doctor before following these preparation instructions.
  • Bring your physician's order and a current list of medications.  

HSG (Hysterosalpinogram)

No preparation required.  


Myelograms/Lumbar Puncture

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your exam.
  • Bring your physician's order and a list of your current medications.
  • You should arrange for someone to drive you home.

 

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