How Do I Prepare for My Examination?
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time, unless directed otherwise
- Please bring your prescription for your exam along with your insurance card and picture identification
- Please bring any prior films that were not done at Osceola Imaging Center or at Osceola Regional Medical Center
- Please bring your co-payment if applicable
For Appointments please call (888) 894-2112.
Exams Requiring Contrast
Patients over 60 must have BUN and creatinine lab results drawn within seven days of the exam. If the patient is diabetic, they should not take glucophage (metformin) medication for 38 hours after contrast has been injected. Patients should be instructed to contact their personal physician regarding lab studies prior to resuming diabetic medication.
As part of our contrast policy, please inform the technologists at Osceola Imaging Center if any of the following apply:
- Any known kidney/renal disease
- Patients who are 60 years or older
- History of renal transplants
- Patients on dialysis
- Current ascites (peritoneal cavity fluid)
- Currently pregnant
- Currently breastfeeding
- Any known history of contrast reaction/allergies
No perfume, powder, deodorant may be worn on the chest or underarm areas. You must bring your prior mammograms with you if they were not done at Osceola Imaging Center. A comparison mammogram is very important to accurately interpret your current study. Without a previous exam for comparison, the radiologist may determine that your study is incomplete, and you may need to return for additional tests. You may feel more comfortable in a two piece outfit. Make sure you do not schedule your exam one week before your menstrual period.
No special preparation is necessary. Patients with a pacemaker and some types of aneurysm clips are prohibited from having an MRI. Certain types of surgically implanted mechanical devices or hardware may prohibit you from having your MRI. Allow approximately 1 hour for the examination. Please avoid wearing jewelry as this may interfere with the exam.
Bone Density (DEXA Scan)
No special preparation is required. Elastic waist clothing is preferred. Please notify the office if you have undergone a barium or nuclear medical exam within 48 hours of your scheduled DEXA exam. Do not take calcium supplements 24 hours prior to the exam.
Allow approximately 1 hour for this exam. Please bring any previous x-rays that are related to this exam.
If your CT appointment is ordered with contrast, do not east solid food or drink 4 hours prior to your appointment. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.
**See Contrast instructions
If your appointment is ordered with contrast, do not eat solid food or drink 4 hours prior to your appointment. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.
**See Contrast instructions
CT Sinus, Spine, Extremity
No preparation necessary.
CT Abdomen and Pelvis
The day before your exam, please be sure to drink plenty of liquids. Do not eat solid food or drink 4 hours prior to your appointment time. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water. You will be given one bottle of oral contrast to drink to allow us to see your intestines. This bottle must be picked up by you 24 to 48 hours prior to your scheduled examinations. Drink the entire bottle 2 hours prior to examination. When you arrive for your examination you will be given another cup to drink.
Pelvic, Renal/Bladder, First Trimester OB Sonograms
You must have a full bladder for this examination to be performed properly. In the event that your bladder is not full at the time of your appointment, you may need to be rescheduled. Please drink a full 32 ounces of fluid 1 hour prior to your appointment. Please try and drink all the fluid within a 20-minute time frame. For example, if your appointment is at 9:00 you should start drinking at 7:40 and be finished by 8:00.
Do not eat solid food for 6 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.