At Colmar Imaging Center, we believe that patient education is very important for the success of your care and your test results. Understanding the exam you are going to have will make the process more comfortable and you will have a better understanding of your condition and your referring doctor.
If you want to know about preparing for a particular procedure, please go through the information below for details.
Before your MRI test, tell your health professional and the MRI technologist if you:
Preparation for ultrasound is minimal. Generally, if an internal organ such as the gallbladder is to be examined, patients are requested to avoid eating and drinking with the exception of water for six to eight hours prior to the examination. This is because food causes gallbladder contraction, minimizing the size, which would be visible during the ultrasound.
While preparing for ultrasound of the baby and womb during pregnancy, it is recommended that mothers drink at least four to six glasses of water approximately one to two hours prior to the examination for the purpose of filling the bladder. The extra fluid in the bladder moves air-filled bowel loops away from the womb so that the baby and womb are more visible during the ultrasound test.
If you have any other questions before your exam, please call 215-997-1660.