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Exam Preparation

How to Prepare for a CT Exam

How to Prepare for an Ultrasound Exam

How to Prepare for a Mammogram 

  • Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion the day of the exam. Two piece clothing will be convenient for you. Scheduling your mammogram for the week after your menstrual period may help reduce tenderness during exam, but is not required.
  • Learn more about Mammography at Wake Forest Baptist Imaging.

Prepare for an MRI Exam 

  • MRI cannot be performed on patients with cardiac pacemakers, some cardiac valves, and stents, ear implants, neuro-stimulators and some aneurysm clips in the brain. Please bring any information pertaining to stents or implants that you may have to your appointment. 
  • IV contrast may be given. Increase fluids after IV contrast has been administered.
  • Learn more about MRI Services at Wake Forest Baptist Imaging.

MRI Brain or Orbit 

  • No eye makeup.

MRI of Abdomen and/or MRCP 

  • No food or drink 4 hours prior to exam. 
  • If you require medication for Claustrophobia or anxiety, contact your physician for assistance. Please bring your medication and a driver with you to the appointment. Upon arrival, tell the receptionist that you have brought you medication. 
  • IV contrast may be given. Increase fluids after IV contrast has been administered. 

Quick Reference

Wake Forest Baptist Imaging

Phone 336-765-5722
Fax 336-765-5723
Billing 866-591-5559

265 Executive Park Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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