December 11, 2017  
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How to prepare for your examination
Bariurm Enema/IVP:
  • Please got to you local pharmacy at least 1 day prior to your exam and pick up (1) 8 oz bottle of Magnesium Citrate.
  • The day before you exam starting at 8 a.m. drink clear liquids ONLY. Consume 8 oz of fluid broth each hour till bed time.
  • At 5 p.m. drink the bottle of the magnesium citrate.
  • After midnight nothing to eat or drink.
    • You may have the following: broth, clear soda, juice w/o pulp, kool-aid, Gatorade, popsicles w/o fruit, tea and jello.
    • You may NOT have the following: dark soda, milk, coffee, creamer, no dairy, no fruits, no veggies and no noodle soup.
  • Are you pregnant? If yes, please inform the scheduler so we can verify with the radiologist that you can proceed with your exam.

 

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, IF YOU’RE SCHEDULED FOR AN IVP, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
  • Are you 50 yrs or older? You physician needs to order a BUN and CREATINE level prior to the exam. (if your results are not available at the time of your exam we can perform them in our office)
  • Do you have allergies to Iodine or Shellfish? If yes, please inform the scheduler. In most cases, pre-medication can be prescribed to prevent any reaction.
  • Are you diabetic? If yes, discontinue medications the day of your exam and 2 days after.

 

UGI:
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your exam.


 

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