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Diagnostic Imaging Tests Preps


A technician will call you to discuss your exam and the following instructions: 

  • No solid food for 4 hours before your exam. You may, however, drink water to stay well hydrated prior to your exam.
  • If you are taking blood thinners, please refrain from taking them for 3 - 7 days prior to your exam. The technician will give you specific instructions.
  • You may continue to take all other prescribed medications as directed by your physician, including pain medication.
  • If you are diabetic and take Glucaphage, please do not take the Glucaphage for 48 hours after the IV contrast study. Please consult your physician for further instructions.
  • If you are allergic to iodine or any other medications, please inform your physician and the CCMH staff. Your doctor may want to pre-treat you with a medication before your exam.
  • Please bring a list of your medications with you to your exam.
  • You should bring a responsible adult who will be able to safely drive you home. You will need to limit your activity for the rest of the day.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that do not contain metal or zippers, such as sweats. Patient gowns are available if you need to change.

Arthograms, Hysterosalpingograms, Cystograms, Venograms, Sialograms

  • Please eat a light breakfast or lunch prior to your exam as some people experience slight nausea.
  • A barium study should not be scheduled the same day as any of these exams.

Upper GI and Barium Swallow studies:

  • If you are scheduled for a morning exam (before 12 noon), please do not eat or drink anything after midnight, with the exception of your medications that can be taken with a sip of water.
  • For afternoon exams, please do not have anything to eat or drink at least three hours before your appointment time.

Lower GI Series (BE), Kidney studies (IVP)

  • The day prior to your exam, your diet should be restricted to only clear liquids if possible.
  • You will be instructed by your physician to either take Golytely (a bowel cleansing prep), or come to the Radiology Department a day or more before your exam to obtain a bowel cleansing Prep Kit you need to use the day before your test. The Prep Kit has specific instructions on how to use it.
  • Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your exam.
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In 2016, Campbell County Health (CCH) is redesigning its website,, to help the organization provide the best quality care to our patients and residents. To begin this effort, we are asking the public to answer a six-question survey on what items they would like to have on our website. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and will closed at noon on Friday, January 29.