EXAM PREPARATION
Please observe the following exam preparation recommendations prior to visiting Bergenline X-Ray for your studies. You may contact us with any questions.
  • You must bring with you the folowing:
* Insurance Card
* Physician Referral
* Referral forms from Insurance Carrier
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please inform us prior to your study.
  • Please bring with you any previous films related to your current study.  This will allow our radiologist to compare your current study with past results and is important to providing the most accurate and necessary results.
  • Disabled Patients: We are a handicap-accessible facility. Please contact us upon arrival to provide you access through our  handicap-only entrance.
  • Depending on the study, you may be required to limit or increase your liquid intake.  If you are currently taking medication and your study limits the amount of liquid that may be consumed, continue to take your prescribed medication with a limited amount of fluid.
  • Some studies that are performed 'with contrast' require specific preparation. If you have a history of reaction to contrast studies, you must inform us prior to your visit.


MAMMOGRAPHY

Do not use deodorant, powder, perfumes, or lotions prior to your visit, as these interfere with the diagnostic process. You may choose to wear a two-piece garnment for this examination.
If you have had prior mammography studies, it is important to bring your previous films with you to our office; they will be returned to you once your results are ready.


ULTRASOUND/SONOGRAM

Abdomen/Gallbladder:  DO NOT eat, drink, smoke, or chew anything from midnight prior to your examination.

Pelvis/Bladder/Obstetrical: You must have a full bladder for this examination.  Starting at least one hour prior to your exam, drink at least 32 oz of water. You must maintain a full bladder; do not urinate until after the examination is completed.

Breasts: Do not use deodorant, powder, perfumes, or lotions prior to your visit, as these interfere with the diagnostic process.  If you have had prior mammography studies at a different location, it is important to bring your previous films with you to our office.  They will be returned to you once your results are ready.


CT SCAN

CT Scan of the Abdomen and/or Pelvis without IV or Oral Contrast:  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK at least 3 hours prior to the examination.

CT Scan of Abdomen and/or Pelvis with Oral Contrast: This exam requires that the patient drink a special oral contrast fluid several hours prior to the exam.  Please pick up this drink at our office in advance.  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK after taking the oral contrast, with the exception of a small amount of water with any prescription medications.

CT Scan of Abdomen and/or Pelvis with Oral Contrast AND IV Contrast:  This exam requires that the patient drink a special oral contrast fluid several hours prior to exam.  Please pick up this drink at our office in advance.  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK after taking the oral contrast, with the exception of a small amount of water with any prescription medications. 
Intravenous contrast is administered just prior to the exam at our offices. Many patients who are over 40 years of age or have a history of chronic kidney disease must have the results of a Bun and Creatinine test reviewed by the Radiologist prior to the study.  You must inform us if you have an allergy to seafood or iodine, a history of asthma and/or diabetes, or any other condition which may preclude you from accepting intravenous contrast.

CT Scan of the Brain without IV Contrast: No special preparations are required.

CT Scan of the Brain with IV Contrast:  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK at least 3 hours prior to the examination. Many patients who are over 40 years of age or have a history of chronic kidney disease must have the results of a Bun and Creatinine test reviewed by the Radiologist prior to the study.  You must inform us if you have an allergy to seafood or iodine, a history of asthma and/or diabetes, or any other condition which may preclude you from accepting intravenous contrast.

CT Scan of the Brain with AND without IV Contrast:  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK at least 3 hours prior to the examination. Many patients who are over 40 years of age or have a history of chronic kidney disease must have the results of a Bun and Creatinine test reviewed by the Radiologist prior to the study.  You must inform us if you have an allergy to seafood or iodine, a history of asthma and/or diabetes, or any other condition which may preclude you from accepting intravenous contrast.

CT Scan of the Chest without IV Contrast:  No special preparations are required.

CT Scan of the Chest with IV Contrast:  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK at least 3 hours prior to the examination. Many patients who are over 40 years of age or have a history of chronic kidney disease must have the results of a Bun and Creatinine test reviewed by the Radiologist prior to the study.  You must inform us if you have an allergy to seafood or iodine, a history of asthma and/or diabetes, or any other condition which may preclude you from accepting intravenous contrast.

CT Scan of the Chest with AND without IV Contrast:  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK at least 3 hours prior to the examination. Many patients who are over 40 years of age or have a history of chronic kidney disease must have the results of a Bun and Creatinine test reviewed by the Radiologist prior to the study.  You must inform us if you have an allergy to seafood or iodine, a history of asthma and/or diabetes, or any other condition which may preclude you from accepting intravenous contrast.

CT Scan of the Soft Neck Tissue without IV Contrast: No special preparations required.

CT Scan of the Soft Neck Tissue with IV Contrast:  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK at least 3 hours prior to the examination. Many patients who are over 40 years of age or have a history of chronic kidney disease must have the results of a Bun and Creatinine test reviewed by the Radiologist prior to the study.  You must inform us if you have an allergy to seafood or iodine, a history of asthma and/or diabetes, or any other condition which may preclude you from accepting intravenous contrast.


MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI without Contrast: No special preparations required in advance.  All hair pins and clips must be removed prior to the examination.  You must inform us if you are pregnant or may be pregnant and of any pacemakers, aneurysm clips, cochlear ear implants, retinal implants, cardiac valves, heart stents and/or internal cardiac defibrillators.  

MRI of the Head (Head/Brain/Neck/IAC/Pituitary/Orbits):  You may not wear any facial makeup during the examination.  All hair pins and clips must be removed prior to the examination.  You must inform us if you are pregnant or may be pregnant and of any pacemakers, aneurysm clips, cochlear ear implants, retinal implants, cardiac valves, heart stents and/or internal cardiac defibrillators.  

MRI/MRA/MRV of the Abdomen and/or Pelvis with Contrast:  You must not injest any FOOD or DRINK at least 3 hours prior to the examination.  All hair pins and clips must be removed prior to the examination.  You must inform us if you are pregnant or may be pregnant and of any pacemakers, aneurysm clips, cochlear ear implants, retinal implants, cardiac valves, heart stents and/or internal cardiac defibrillators.