Before You Visit: Helpful Information
Preparing for a CT exam
How you prepare for your CT scan depends on what part of the body is being examined and the protocols used in your particular facility. In some cases the staff may ask you to change into a hospital gown for the exam. And you may be asked not to eat or drink anything before your exam.
Preparing for an MR exam
Your MRI exam may require a contrast agent usually by intravenous route. MR scans do not usually require oral contrast. If your exam does require contrast, be sure to notify the technologist if you have any history of allergies or kidney disease. You will be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove anything metallic prior to the exam.