Prep

Hida Scan

Nothing to eat or drink four hours before the exam. No opiate pain medication six hours before the exam.

Hida Scan with Ejection Fraction

Nothing to eat or drink four hours before the exam. No opiate pain medication for 10 hours before the exam.

Gastric Emptying

Nothing by mouth after midnight the day of the exam.

Thyroid Scan

Notify our office when you schedule your appointment if you are taking any thyroid medication. Some medications interfere with obtaining accurate results and your physician may ask you to stop taking these medications for a specific period of time.

Thyroid Uptake

Nothing to eat or drink three hours before the exam. Notify our office when you schedule your appointment if you are taking any thyroid medication. Some medications interfere with obtaining accurate results and your physician may ask you to stop taking these medications for a specific period of time.

Renal Scan

Drink four glasses of water one hour prior to exam, empty bladder as needed.

Captopril Renal

Nothing to eat four hours before the exam. Drink four glasses of water one hour before the exam, empty bladder as needed. If you are taking blood pressure medication, please consult with your physician. Blood pressure medicines that are ACE inhibitors interfere with obtaining accurate results. For the most accurate results, your physician may ask you to discontinue the use of this medication for 48 hours before your test.

Nuclear Cardiac Stress Test

Nothing to eat fours hours before the exam. No caffeine for 24 hours before exam. If you are diabetic, refrain from taking any of your diabetic medications the morning of your exam.