PATIENT INFORMATION

ULTRASOUND: PREPARATION PROCEDURES

 

Abdominal Ultrasound Prep:
Morning Exam: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
Afternoon Exam: Light breakfast before 8:00am with no dairy products.

Ultrasound Retroperitoneum Prep (Kidneys / Renal):
Morning Exam: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
Afternoon Exam: Light breakfast before 8:00am with no dairy products.
One hour before exam, you must drink 16oz of water and do not void.

Pelvic Ultrasound Prep:
2 hours prior to the appointment, you must drink 32oz of any non-carbonated beverage. It needs to be finished 1 hour before exam. Do not void. If scheduled for an A.M. exam drink 16oz of fluid before bedtime the evening before. This can be voided anytime before preparation begins.

Fetal Ultrasound Prep:
Up to 13 weeks: 2 hours prior to exam drink 32 oz of water and retain it. Finish water 1 hour prior to exam time. Do not void.
13 Weeks - 20 Weeks: 2 hours prior to exam drink 8-16oz of water and retain it. Finish water 1 hour prior to exam time. Do not void.
20 Weeks - Term: No prep necessary

Renal Doppler Prep (for hypertension):
Morning Exam: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
Afternoon Exam: Light breakfast before 8:00am with no dairy products.


No Preps are need for the following exams:

    Breast Ultrasound
    Carotid Ultrasound
    Thyroid Ultrasound
    Testicular Ultrasound
    Lower Extremity Doppler:
    Segmental Doppler Lower Extremity


Important Things to Remember:

Please arrive for the test metal free in a two piece outfit.

Please arrive for exam 10 minutes early to verify registration information and provide further health information for your exam.

Bring your insurance card, PHOTO ID, Dr.'s orders or referral on the day of your exam.

Bring prior x-rays or scans from other imaging centers with you on the day of your exam, if you are instructed to do so.

Make sure all account balances that are patient responsibility are paid in full.
You can check your account with our billing department by calling (908) 806-2700.
 

HUNTERDON RADIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES.
BECAUSE "GOOD ENOUGH" SIMPLY ISN'T.

Why Regular Mammography Is Important

 

Mammograms are often the first line of defense against breast cancer, particularly in women over 40 years old. Mammography can detect irregularities in the breast up to two years before doctors are able to detect lumps during physical examinations. This means cancer can be detected earlier, and the chances of effectively treating and preventing the spread of cancer are much higher. At Hunterdon Radiological Associates, we offer both digital mammography and 3-D digital mammography, which is used in conjunction with regular digital mammography to provide an enhanced look at breast tissue in special cases.

How Do Mammograms Work?

Mammography uses a low-energy X-ray to digitally image the breast tissue. The X-ray highlights irregularities such as cysts or tumors. During a mammogram, each breast is placed between two plastic paddles and compressed. This flattens the breast tissue and allows our radiologists to capture a more accurate and thorough image. During a screening mammogram, two images are taken of each breast. Diagnostic mammograms are more thorough and take more images from several angles. Diagnostic mammograms are performed after abnormalities have been seen in a screening mammogram, if nipple discharge is present or when breast lumps have been found.

Who Should Be Getting Mammograms?

Women aged 40 to 74 should be receiving regular mammography. If there is a history of breast cancer in a woman's family, mammograms should be performed yearly during this time. Women with no family history should be receiving them every two years. Any woman who has found a lump in her breast or has other breast cancer symptoms may also require a diagnostic mammogram. Women over the age of 74 should discuss mammograms with their doctor prior to booking an appointment.

Men with symptoms such as lumps in the breast tissue or nipple discharge may also require diagnostic mammography.

Book Your Mammogram Today

We understand that screening can be a stressful time for many, so for a caring and sensitive experience, book a mammogram today at our Brems Imaging Center in Annandale, NJ. Check our exam schedule for available times and contact us via email or at (908) 237-5395 to set up your mammogram.