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Exam Prep

Have an upcoming appointment?

Please review the exam preparation instructions before you come in for your appointment.

If you have any questions about your exam or exam preparation, don’t hesitate to contact us at 702-254-5004 or info@lvrad.com

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Prescription or referral from your physician.
  • List of medications you take, including non-prescription medications and supplements.
    Insurance cards.
  • Any previous, relevant imaging exams and reports performed outside of our network.
  • Medical history, including whether you may be pregnant or breastfeeding currently.

Prep required. Please follow prep instructions provided with prep kit, which you can pick up at Las Vegas Radiology – Smoke Ranch location.

Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours before the exam.
No breakfast! No liquids, smoking, or chewing gum on morning of the exam.

One hour and thirty minutes before your appointment time, empty your bladder. Then drink six 8 oz. Glasses of water within thirty minutes. Do not empty your bladder after drinking.

Same day appointments, nothing to eat or drink four hours before the exam. No fried or greasy foods, milk or milk products on the day of the exam. Nothing to eat or drink from midnight until the exam for scheduled patients.

Special drink is required before your exam. The drink can be picked up at Las Vegas Radiology.
Follow the instructions with the kit.

Nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to exam.

No powder, perfumes or deodorants on underarms or breast area. Please bring all previous mammograms, if done elsewhere.

No makeup, eye liner, hairspray, or mousse the day of the exam.
No pacemakers, aneurysm clips, bio-nerve stimulators or eye injuries with metal.

No pacemakers, aneurysm clips, bio-nerve stimulators or eye injuries with metal.

You may eat normally the day of the exam. However, do not take any calcium supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. No barium studies 2 days prior to DEXA exam.

AM scans, no solid foods after midnight before your test. PM scans, no solid foods after 6AM the morning of your test. Drink lots of fluids (water, coffee, or tea without cream or sugar) so you will be well hydrated for the exam. Please proceed with your regularly scheduled medications. No exercise for 24 hours prior to your appointment time (this can cause a false positive in your reading). There will be an hour delay from the time of the injection to the time of the scan.

Same as whole body, in addition you will need to lie quietly in a darkened room without significant auditory or visual stimuli for 30 minutes prior to the injection and 30 minutes after the injection (this can cause incorrect Interpretation) there will be an hour delay from the time of injection to the time of the scan. Scan usually takes 45 – 60 minutes.