Diagnostic Testings & Preparing for your visit.

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Open MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Preparation for your appointment

You will lie down on a cushioned bed that moves into a donut-shaped apparatus that is open on both ends. Open MRI are useful for patients who tend to be claustrophobic and can not be in enclosed MRI machine. Such patients no longer have to sacrifice image quality, or rely on sedatives or other aids to receive high-end diagnostic testing.

 

During the testing you will have to be very still during the procedure so the pictures will not be blurry. Most MRIs take between 30 and 60 minutes. You will hear loud knocking and a whirring sound while the pictures are taken. You can wear earplugs or listen to music so that the noise doesn’t sound so loud. When the test is over you may go home. Your referring doctor will schedule a visit with you to discuss the results of your test.

 

You may request actual films or CD version of the films to take back to your referring physician directly.

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CT SCANS
ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Preparation for your appointment

Metal objects including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, dental implants or hairpins may adversely affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam. You may be asked to change from your regular clothes into a gown that has no metal zippers or snaps.

 

You may be asked not to eat or drink anything for several hours beforehand, especially if a contrast material or “dye” will be used in your exam. You should inform your physician of any medications you are taking and if you have any allergies including allergy to contrast material, or "dye". It is especially important to notify the staff if you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes or kidney disease - particularly if you are taking Glucophage as these conditions may affect your response to the contrast material. Women should always inform the technologist and radiologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant or nursing. Dyes MAY NOT always be used in CT testing, please asking your referring physician or call us.

 

The CT Technologist will help position you on a padded scanning bed. You will listen for breath-holding instructions. Each breath-hold will be about 10-15 seconds in length. During this time, the table will move slowly in and out of the CT scanner while images are taken.

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X-RAYS
ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Preparation for your appointment

Once you arrive, you may be asked by the technologist to change into a gown before your examination. You will also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that may obscure the images.

 

The technologist may ask you to stand or lie down on an examination table, depending on the part of the body to be examined. If your exam requires you to lie on an X-ray table, it may feel cold, and you may experience some discomfort due to the hard surface. Depending on your exam, the technologist may be able to place a pad on the table for your comfort.

 

When X-raying an injury, the technologist may require you to hold an uncomfortable position for a few seconds. Any movement could result in the need for additional imaging and discomfort.

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ULTRASOUND
ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Preparation for your appointment


 

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