Preparing for Your Procedure

CT Scan

If IV contrast is to be administered, a BUN and Creatinine lab drawn within 30 days may be required. For further information, contact Nemaha County Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department.

No prep

No prep

NPO 8 hours prior. Drink 1 bottle of oral contrast 1 hour prior to exam.

NPO 8 hours prior. Drink 1 bottle of oral contrast the night before. Drink the 2nd bottle 1 hour prior to exam.

NPO 8 hours prior. Drink 1 bottle of oral contrast the night before. Drink the 2nd bottle 1 hour prior to exam.

NPO 8 hours prior. Drink 1 bottle of oral contrast the night before. Drink the 2nd bottle 1 hour prior to exam.

No prep

MRI

NPO 8 hours prior to exam.

Clothing should be free of metal. Watches and hearing aids must be removed. You may also be asked to remove hairpins, jewelry, removable dental work, glasses, body piercings or any other metal in the region of the body being scanned.

Ultrasound

NPO 8 hours prior to exam.

Drink 32 ounces of water finishing 1 hour prior to exam. Do NOT empty bladder. All OB patients need a full bladder.

Drink 32 ounces of water finishing 1 hour prior to exam. A full bladder is optimal.

Mammography

Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam.

Nuclear Medicine

Well hydrated.

NPO 6 hours prior to scan.

NPO 6 hours prior to scan.

NPO = nothing to eat or drink

PET/CT

Please contact NCH Imaging Department for prep information.