Radiology Exam Preperations



This page is meant to help you prepare for an upcoming radiology exam by: giving you some brief information about an exam, letting you know what might be asked of you during the exam, and letting you know what steps you need to take prior to an exam. However, NOT ALL PROCEDURES OR INFORMATION MAY BE COVERED BELOW. For more details contact your referring physician or the radiology department at (270) 487-9231 ext. 1183 or ext. 1184


List of Exams



If the exam you are having done is not on the list, let us know by telling the radiology staff.







Upper GI (UGI)



This is a diagnostic procedure for your stomach. During this procedure you will be asked to drink a liquid substance called barium. The barium allows your stomach to be seen on x-ray films. It is very important that you properly prepare for this procedure so that your stomach adequately visualizes on the x-rays. If you have any questions regarding the prep or the procedure, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before the procedure.
  • Do not smoke or chew gum on the morning of the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





Barium Swallow of Esophagram



This is a diagnostic procedure for your esophagus. During the procedure you will be asked to drink a liquid substance called barium. The purpose of this is so that your esophagus will visualize on x-ray film. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to have an adequate procedure performed. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before the procedure.
  • Do not smoke or chew gum on the morning of the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)



This is a diagnostic procedure for your urinary system. During this procedure you will have to have an IV so that we can give you some medicine (x-ray contrast). The x-ray contrast allows your kidneys, ureters, and bladder to visualize on the x-ray film. If you are age 50 or older, you will have to have some labwork (Creatinine) performed prior to the IVP. The labwork will be checking certain things about your kidneys. It is very important that we have these results before giving you any IV contrast. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below so that you receive a proper exam. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or the prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Drink at least one 8-ounce glass of clear liquids per hour between noon and 6:00 PM the day before the exam.
  • Drink one 10 ounce bottle of Magnesium Citrate at 1:00 PM the day before the exam.
  • Adhere to a clear liquid diet after taking the Magnesium Citrate.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight until the exam is completed.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





Ultrasound Pelvis and/or O.B. Ultrasound



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs within the pelvis. If it is an OB ultrasound, it will be evaluating the baby. To prevent a delay once you get here, it is very important that you follow the exam prep that is listed below. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184

PREP:
  • The patient needs to have a full bladder at exam time in order to perform this procedure.
  • Drink one quart of water one hour before scheduled time.
  • Do not empty bladder until the exam has been completed.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





Abdominal Ultrasound or Abdomen Single Organ (Ex. Gallbladder, Liver, etc)

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates specific organs in your abdomen. It is very important that you follow the prep that is listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before the procedure is scheduled.
  • Do not chew gum or smoke until after the procedure has been completed.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





CT of the Head with or and without Contrast



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the bone and soft tissue structures of the head. You may have to have some labwork (Creatinine) done prior to the CT procedure. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lie very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. There will be two different sets of images taken, one without contrast and one with contrast. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything 2 hours prior to the exam.
  • If you are scheduled for an afternoon appointment, do not eat or drink anything for approximately 2 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





CT of the Chest



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the lungs and soft tissues of the chest. If you are age 50 or older, you will have to have some labwork (Creatinine) done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure a small IV will be placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lie very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the exam.
  • If you are scheduled for an afternoon appointment, do not eat or drink anything for approximately 4 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





CT of the Abdomen - Without IV Contrast (With Oral Contrast)

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the abdomen. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • 30 minutes prior to the appointment time drink one half (1/2) bottle of Readi-Cat (450 ml).

    Your physicians office will give this to you.

    Bring the other half bottle with you to the hospital

  • You will be given the remaining one half (1/2) bottle to drink just prior to your exam


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Abdomen - With IV Contrast (With Oral Contrast)

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the abdomen. You will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • 30 minutes prior to the appointment time drink one half (1/2) bottle of Readi-Cat (450 ml).

    Bring the other half bottle with you to the hospital

  • You will be given the remaining one half (1/2) bottle to drink just prior to your exam


  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours before the procedure.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Abdomen - Without and With IV Contrast (With Oral Contrast)

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the abdomen. You will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • 30 minutes prior to the appointment time drink one half (1/2) bottle of Readi-Cat (450 ml).

    Bring the other half bottle with you to the hospital

  • You will be given the remaining one half (1/2) bottle to drink just prior to your exam


  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours before the procedure is scheduled.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Pelvis without IV contrast (Not Including Abdomen)

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the pelvis. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Drink one (1) bottle (450 mL. each) of Redi-Cat two (2) hours before the procedure.

  • Your Physicians office will give this to you.

  • Drink another one half (1/2) bottle thirty (30) minutes prior to your exam. Bring the other one half (1/2) bottle with you to the hospital.

  • You will be asked to drink the remaining one half (1/2) bottle just prior to your exam


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Pelvis with IV contrast (Not Including Abdomen)

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the pelvis. You will be receiving IV Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Drink one (1) bottle (450 mL. each) of Redi-Cat two (2) hours before the procedure.

  • Your Physicians office will give this to you.

  • Drink another one half (1/2) bottle thirty (30) minutes prior to your exam. Bring the other one half (1/2) bottle with you to the hospital.

  • You will be asked to drink the remaining one half (1/2) bottle just prior to your exam

  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours prior to the procedure.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Pelvis Without and With IV contrast (Not Including Abdomen)

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the pelvis. You will be receiving IV Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Drink one (1) bottle (450 mL. each) of Redi-Cat two (2) hours before the procedure.

  • Your Physicians office will give this to you.

  • Drink another one half (1/2) bottle thirty (30) minutes prior to your exam. Bring the other one half (1/2) bottle with you to the hospital.

  • You will be asked to drink the remaining one half (1/2) bottle just prior to your exam

  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours prior to the procedure.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Abdomen and Pelvis ( Same Time )

Appendix Protocol


This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the abdomen and pelvis. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Drink one (1) bottle (450 mL each) of Readi-Cat two (2) hours before your exam time.

  • Your Physician's office will give this to you.

  • Thirty (30) minutes before your exam, drink one half (1/2) of the second bottle

  • Bring the other half (1/2) bottle with you to the hospital

  • Just prior to your exam, you will be asked to drink the remaining one half (1/2) bottle.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Abdomen and Pelvis - With IV Contrast ( Same Time )

Abdominal Aorta Protocol


This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the abdomen and pelvis. You will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours before the procedure is scheduled.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Abdomen and Pelvis - Without and With IV Contrast

This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the organs and soft tissues of the abdomen and pelvis. You will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Drink one (1) bottle (450 mL each) of Readi-Cat two (2) hours before your exam time.

  • Your Physician's office will give this to you.

  • Drinke another one half (1/2) bottle thirty (30) minutes prior to your exam

  • Bring the other half (1/2) bottle with you to the hospital

  • You will be asked to drink the remaining one half (1/2) bottle just prior to your exam.


  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours prior to the procedure


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT of the Neck (Soft Tissue) with IV contrast



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the soft tissues in the neck. Since you will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure, you may have to have some labwork done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure a small IV will be placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lie very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext.1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything 2 hours prior to the procedure.
  • If you are scheduled for the afternoon instead of the morning, do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





CT of the Spine (Lumbar, Thoracic, or Cervical)



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the vertebrae and disc spaces of your spine. There is no prep for this exam. You may eat and drink as usual. During the procedure you will have to lie very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext.1184.

PREP:
  • There isnít any necessary prep prior to this procedure. You may eat and drink as usual.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





CT Lower Extremity - With and Without IV Contrast

This is a diagnostic procedure for the bones and soft tissues of your extremity. You will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours before the exam.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CT Upper Extremity - With and Without IV Contrast

This is a diagnostic procedure for the bones and soft tissues of your extremity. You will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CT procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive an adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours before the exam.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





CTA - Computerized Tomographic Angiography (A CT Exam of the Arteries or Veins)

This is a diagnostic procedure for the blood vessels of a particular organ which your physician has ordered. You will be receiving I.V. Contrast Media (x-ray dye) during the CTA procedure. You may have to have some lab work done prior to the CT. Prior to the procedure there will be a small IV placed in your hand or arm so that the IV Contrast can be given to you. During the procedure you will have to lay very still on a table while the machine is taking the x-rays. It is very important that you follow the prep listed below in order to receive and adequate procedure. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything two (2) hours before the exam.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.

Revised August 11, 2010





Small Bowel Follow Through



This is a diagnostic procedure to evaluate your small bowel (intestine). In order to perform this procedure, you will be asked to drink a liquid substance called barium. The purpose of the barium is to make your small bowel visualize when the x-rays are taken. After you drink the barium, a series of x-rays will be taken at timed intervals. These will be taken until the barium passes all the way through your small intestine and reaches your colon (large intestine). The length of time varies from one person to the next so you should allow a couple of hours for this procedure to be completed. It is very important that you properly prepare for this procedure so that your small bowel adequately visualizes on the x-rays. If you have any questions regarding the prep or the procedure, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before the procedure.
  • Do not smoke or chew gum on the morning of the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





Carotid Doppler



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the carotid arteries in your neck. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487- 9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • There isnít any necessary prep prior to this procedure. You may eat and drink as usual.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





Lower Extremity Venous Doppler



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the veins in your extremities. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or prep, please call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • There isnít any necessary prep prior to this procedure. You may eat and drink as usual.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the radiology department as soon as possible.





Nuclear Medicine Hepatobilary



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the liver and gallbladder. You will be given some medication that allows your gallbladder to visualize and then several different images will be obtained. You will need to allow approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for the procedure to be completed. It is very important that you adhere to the prep listed below in order to have an adequate exam. If you have any questions regarding the prep or procedure, please call the nuclear medicine department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1361. If you cannot get an answer at that number, call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

The medications that are given to you during your nuclear exam are ordered the night before the procedure and are very expensive. These medications are ordered specifically for you, so if you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the nuclear medicine department or the radiology department at the numbers listed above as soon as possible.





Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan / Whole Body / Three Phase



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the skeletal system (bones). You will be given some medication and then several different images will be obtained. This procedure is a two-step process. For the first step you will come in for the injection of the medication. You will need to return 3 hours later for the imaging part of the procedure (this part will take approximately 1 hour). If you have any questions regarding the prep or procedure, please call the nuclear medicine department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1361. If you cannot get an answer at that number, call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • There isnít any prep for this procedure. You may eat and drink as usual.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

The medications that are given to you during your nuclear exam are ordered the night before the procedure and are very expensive. These medications are ordered specifically for you, so if you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the nuclear medicine department or the radiology department at the numbers listed above as soon as possible.





Nuclear Medicine Stress / Rest Cardiac Spect



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the function of the heart. To perform this procedure an IV will be placed in your hand or arm and a heart monitor will be connected to you. While you are walking on the treadmill, your heart rate will be monitored. When your heart rate gets up to a certain rate, you will be given some medication that will make your heart visualize on the nuclear medicine camera. After you get off the treadmill, you will be taken to a different room where your images will be obtained. During the imaging process you will have to lie very still for approximately 30 minutes. After the images are obtained you will be able to leave for approximately 3-4 hours prior to having to come back for the next set of images. The second set of images will be obtained in the same manner as the first set, except you will not have to get on the treadmill. This set of images will take approximately 30 minutes also. It is very important that you adhere to the prep listed below in order to have an adequate exam. If you have any questions regarding the prep or procedure, please call the nuclear medicine department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1361. If you cannot get an answer at that number, call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the procedure.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

The medications that are given to you during your nuclear exam are ordered the night before the procedure and are very expensive. These medications are ordered specifically for you so if you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the nuclear medicine department or the radiology department at the numbers listed above as soon as possible.





Nuclear Medicine Lung Scan



This is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the function of the lungs. To perform this procedure an IV will be placed in your hand or arm for the administration of a medication that will make your lungs visualize on the nuclear medicine camera. During the imaging process you will have to lie still. If you have any questions regarding the prep or procedure, please call the nuclear medicine department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1361. If you cannot get an answer at that number, call the radiology department at 270-487-9231 ext. 1184.

PREP:
  • There isnít any prep for this procedure. You may eat and drink as usual.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow time for registration.

The medications that are given to you during your nuclear exam are ordered the night before the procedure and are very expensive. These medications are ordered specifically for you so if you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please notify the nuclear medicine department or the radiology department at the numbers listed above as soon as possible.



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