Preparing for Your Appointment

Preparing for Your Appointment

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To Do or Not to Do…

No sun bathing of the area to be imaged 5 days prior to your exam.

Do Not use lotions, creams, powders, or makeup on the body areas to be imaged on the day of the exam – prior to the exam.

For upper Body or Full Body imaging, Do Not use deodorants or antiperspirants on the day of the exam – prior to the exam.

For Full Body imaging, Do Not Eat or Drink anything for 1 hour prior to exam.

Any necessary shaving should be done a minimum of 4 hours prior to the exam.

NO physical therapy, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation), ultrasound treatment, acupuncture, Chiropractic, physical stimulation, hot or cold pack use for 24 hours prior to the exam.

DO NOT exercise 4 hours prior to the exam.

Bathing/showering should be done a minimum of 1 full hour prior to the exam.

With your physician’s approval, avoid use of pain medications and vasoactive drugs the day of the exam – prior to the exam.

Do Not take vitamins/supplements within 2 hours prior to exam

For Breast Imaging, if you are nursing, please nurse your child as far in advance of 1 full hour prior to the exam as possible. No physical stimulation of the breasts within 24 hours prior to exam.

If you are suffering with a fever, please reschedule your appointment for another day.

Thank You!