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Preparation for Exams

Preparation for Exams

Unless specified otherwise, only the examinations listed below require preparation. If in doubt or for any question, please contact us at (514) 281-1355.

 

1- Upper G.I. Tract and/or small bowel

2- Barium enema

3- Ultrasound (abdominal, abdominal and pelvic or renal doppler)

4- MRI (abdominal or pelvic)

5- Scan (with constrast injection)

6- Virtual Colonoscopy

 

1- Upper G.I. Tract and/or small bowel

You must be fasting twelve hours (12) before the time of your appointment, without food, water, gum, candy and cigarette.

If you absolutely need to take medication during these 12 hours, you can take them with a small sip of water.

 

2- Barium enema

To obtain an optimal exam, we ask that you be prepared for it by obtaining these two products at the pharmacy and following the instructions mentioned below:

 

            one (1) bottle of COLYTE (4 L)

            two (2) tablets of DULCOLAX

 

PREPARATION THE DAY BEFORE THE EXAM

 

LIQUID DIET:

 

To ensure that you are well prepared for this exam, you must be on a liquid diet beginning from when you get up in the morning and until you go to bed.  You are allowed 6-8 oz. of water or any other clear liquid every hour.

 

The following items are allowed:

          -  fruit juice (without pulp, no tomato juice)

           - clear broth or consommé

           - jello

           - tea or coffee (sugar but no milk)

           - light soft drinks

            NO MILK PRODUCTS

 

Laxatives are to be taken at:

 

           2:00 pm – Drink 8 to 10 ounces of refrigerated colyte every 15 minutes.

                              You must drink all of it (4 L).

           7:00 pm – take two (2) tablets of DULCOLAX.

 

 

PREPARATION SAME DAY OF THE EXAM

 

                 You must be fasting (nothing to eat or drink – not even water) until the time of your exam.

                 At all times, continue to take your regular medications by swallowing your pills with just enough water (with the exception of insulin or oral hypoglycemics).

 


3- Ultrasound (abdominal, abdominal and pelvic or renal doppler)

If your exam is during the morning, you must be fasting from midnight on the day of your appointment. You can, however, drink water (only) and stop two hours before your exam.
 
If your exam is during the afternoon, you must be on an empty stomach five (5) hours before the time of your appointment, however, you can take water (only) and stop two hours before your exam.

 

4- MRI (abdominal or pelvic)

You must be fasting (water and food) four (4) hours before your exam.

If you absolutely need to take medication during those 4 hours, you can take them with a small sip of water.

 

5- Scan (with constrast injection)

You must be fasting (water and food) four (4) hours before your exam.

If you absolutely need to take medication during those 4 hours, you can take them with a small sip of water.

 

6- Virtual Colonoscopy

To obtain an optimal exam, we ask that you strictly follow the preparation mentioned below:

 

You must purchase at the pharmacy

               one (1) bottle of CITROMAG (10 oz.)

               three (3) tablets of DULCOLAX (5 mg)

 

You must also obtain at Radiologie Varad:

               two (2) bottles of Barium 2% oral 450 ml

 

 

A.  PREPARATION THE DAY BEFORE THE EXAM

 

LIQUID DIET:

To ensure that you are well prepared for this exam, you must be on a liquid diet beginning from when you get up in the morning and until you go to bed.  You have to take one large glass (12-15 oz.) of water or any other clear liquid every hour.

 

The following items are allowed:

              fruit juice (without pulp)

              clear broth or consommé

              jello

              tea or coffee (sugar but no milk)

              soft drinks

             NO MILK PRODUCTS

 

To color any remaining feces still within the colon, drink 300 ml of Barium at each “meal” time (breakfast, lunch, supper).

 

Laxatives are to be taken at:

           4:00 pm – drink one (1) bottle of refrigerated CITROMAG

           7:00 pm – take three (3) tablets of DULCOLAX

 

 

B.  PREPARATION SAME DAY OF THE EXAM

 

          You must be fasting (nothing to eat or drink) until the time of exam.

          At all times, continue to take your regular medications by swallowing your pills with just enough water (with the exception of insulin or oral hypoglycemics).