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Here are the instuctions regarding what you need to know and do in advance of arriving at Accuscan Health Imaging Center for a medical or elective procedure for the following procedures (click on the link).

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CT SCAN PROCEDURES

Expect to be pleasantly surprised on the day of your scan, relax in a soothing, non-threatening atmosphere. When you arrive at Accuscan Health Imaging you will check in, complete a new patient form, and be asked to drink a bottle of water.  Wear comfortable clothing, without zippers, snaps or wires women should wear a sports bra. When the technologist is ready you will be ushered back to the scanning room and asked to lie face up on a table. A tech will guide you through holding your breath as you pass through the open ring of the scanner. Our procedure is non-invasive, painless and efficient.

One of our board certified radiologists will read your scan and in a few days you will be mailed a CD of all your images and a detailed written report of your results for your records or to share with your doctor. Should problems be evident, you will be referred to a specialist for follow-up care.

You will leave Accuscan with peace of mind, knowing that one picture is worth a thousand words in the effort to ward off future illness. Take the guesswork out of a diagnosis; call for your "picture of health" now.

LINK:  Patient Information Form - PDF Format

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ULTRASOUND PROCEDURES

It is best (and easiest) to wear a loose-fitting, two-piece outfit for an ultrasound exam. Only the abdominal area is exposed during this exam making this a very modest procedure, so you need not worry about having family or friends present.

Gender Determination
  • For a 2D Gender Determination, we ask that you wait until at least 15 weeks pregnant.  We are aware that most doctor's offices usually do not or cannot determine gender by ultrasound until 19 to 21 weeks. 
  • Fortunately, we are able to determine gender earlier because of superior imaging equipment and specialized training by our ARMDS nationally board certified ultra-sonographers. 
  • It is also good to hydrate for 3-4 days prior to your procedure.

Complete OB Ultrasound
  • Begin hydrating three or four days prior to your appointment by drinking 8-10 8-oz. glasses of water or other liquids each day before you arrive for your ultrasound scan.  Systematically hydrating in advance helps you to feel much more comfortable than a “hydration blitz” the day of your procedure.  Hydration is also very beneficial to your unborn baby.
  • If, however there is no time for advance hydration, you need to drink at least 8 ounce glasses of liquid one hour prior to your scan.
  • Arrive at your appointment with a full bladder.
  • It is very important that you do not empty your bladder or void until after your exam.

Note:  It is essential that you follow these instructions.  If you do not arrive for your scan with a full bladder, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
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Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Begin hydrating three or four days prior to your appointment  by drinking 8-10 glasses of water or other liquids each day before you arrive for your exam.  Systematically hydrating in advance helps you to feel much more comfortable than a “hydration blitz” the day of your procedure.  Hydration is also very healthy.
  • If, however there is no time for advance hydration, you need to drink at least 8 ounce glasses of liquid one hour prior to your scan.
  • Arrive at your appointment with a full bladder.
  • It is very important that you do not empty your bladder or void until after your exam.

Note:  It is essential that you follow these instructions.  If you do not arrive for your scan with a full bladder, we may need to reschedule your appointment.

Abdominal Ultrasound
  • If your are scheduled for an abdominal ultrasound, do not eat or drink for eight (8) hours prior to your scheduled scan. 
  • If you are on medications, you may continue to take your prescriptions with small sips of water as routinely directed.

Endovaginal (Transvaginal) Ultrasound
  • If you are scheduled for an endovaginal ultrasound, it is not necessary to have a full bladder so there is not advanced preparation required for this procedure.

Other Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Procedures
  • For special instructions on Cardiac, Echocardiography, Vascular and other procedures, please call us at (801) 456-7226.     

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BONE DENSITY SCAN

On the same day of your exam you may eat normally. However, please refrain from taking any calcium supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your exam.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  During the exam you will need to remove anything with zippers, belts, or buttons made of metal so try to minimize this in deciding what to wear on the day of your exam. Things like jewelry, eye glasses, keys, cell phones, wallets, or other metal objects may need to be removed and set aside as well.

Inform your medical personnel if you have recently had a barium examine or if you have been injected with a contrast material for a computed tomography (CT/CAT) scan or radioisotope scan.  In this case, you may need to wait a week or two before undergoing a bone density scan.

It is essential that pregnant women inform their physician and x-ray technologist that they are pregnant.  A variety of x-ray based exams are not performed during pregnancy in order to avoid radiation exposure to the fetus.  If an x-ray is determined by your doctor to be necessary, extra precautions will be taken to minimize radiation exposure to the baby.
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VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY INSTRUCTIONS

Call (801) 456-7226 for any additional questions or concerns

In order to prepare the colon for examination by C.T., no solid foods may be eaten for 24 hours prior to the study.  Drink ONLY clear liquids for 24 hours.

This includes:

  • Tap or sparkling water
  • Apple juice
  • Tea or coffee with no added milk or non-dairy creamers
  • Carbonated or non-carbonated sodas/drinks
  • Clear chicken or beef broth
  • Jello (but no dark colors/flavors)

Remember, no sold food, milk or milk by products are allowed for 24 hours prior to your procedure!

At 5:00 P.M.

At 5:00 p.m. the day before your virtual colonoscopy, mix a half bottle of Fleet-Phospho-Soda (1.5 oz.) with one half glass of cold water.

  • Follow this with at least four more eight ounce glasses of any clear liquid (see above).
  • This mixture will result in an urge to evacuate the bowels. 
  • Please make sure that you are close to a toilet at all times as the mixture will result in frequent diarhea-like bowel movements.
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At 9:00 P.M.

  • Repeat the instructions from 5:00 P.M.

7:00 A.M.

  • At 7:00 a.m. on the day of your procedure, insert the Fleet Enema as instructed on the box
  • Do not drink or eat anything until your examination is complete.  However, you may take any medications with a little water.
  • If you are diabetic using insulin please consult your doctor about your diet and insulin dosage.
  • You may suffer from some abdominal discomfort or cramps for a while after the procedure.  This will soon disappear once the gas has passed.

Don’t hesitate to call (801) 456-7226 if you have any questions or concerns.


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