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General Radiology & Fluoroscopy Preparations

Barium Enema (BE)

Please follow the preparations below prior to undergoing the enema:
The Day Before Your Appointment

  • Have a light breakfast.
  • Have clear liquids for lunch and dinner.  Clear liquids include clear broth, tea, carbonated beverages, or Jello (no red).

Do not eat solid foods or milk products.

  • At 1:00, 3:00, 7:00, 10:00 pm and at bedtime drink 8 ounces (1 glass) of clear liquid in addition to the liquid diet.
  • At 6:00 pm take 4 Bisacodyl Tablets.

The Day of Your Appointment

  • At least one hour before leaving for your examination, take a Fleet Enema. Wait 15 minutes before having a bowel movement.

Intravenous Urogram (IVP)

Please follow the preparations below:

  • Do not eat or drink four (4) hours prior to your examination.

Gall Bladder Exam

Please follow the preparations below prior to your examination:

  • Obtain 12 Telepaque tablets from pharmacy.
  • Maintain regular diet (including fats) for two full days prior to exam.
  • During both days, take two tablets at 4 PM, two tablets at 6 PM, and two tablets at 8 PM.
  • Eat nothing after the last tablets. You may drink coffee ( no milk ), tea, juice, and water until bedtime. On morning of exam, you may have the same liquids (no milk), but nothing to eat. 

Upper Gastro-Intestinal Series (Upper GI), Barium Swallow (Esophogram) or Small Bowel Follow Through

Please follow the preparations below prior to your examination:

  • Nothing to eat or drink from midnight until exam.