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How to Prepare

Preparation will vary by procedure. Instructions for preparation specific to the examination you are booked for will be included in your appointment letter. The doctor that ordered your examination may also give you information about the required preparation.

Depending on the area to be examined you may be asked to drink several glasses of water in the hours before the procedure so that the bladder is full. You may also be required to avoid certain foods such as fatty foods prior to the procedure or to fast for eight to twelve hours. This information will be highlighted on your appointment letter. Prior to the examination, patients may be are asked to remove jewelry and to wear a gown.


Updated May 1, 2012