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DCOM ANCILLARY SERVICES

DCOM ANCILLARY SERVICES Our facilities allow our physicians and technical support staff to provide the most sophisticated quality of ancillary diagnostic services available for our patientsOur facilities allow our physicians and technical support staff to provide the most sophisticated quality of ancillary diagnostic services available for our patients, while containing costs at the same time. They have been specially designed with the latest equipment and technology in order to provide our patients with the very best in diagnostic procedures delivered with compassion and respect for each individual patient as well as his or her family.

In order to obtain the best diagnostic information during the examination, we will need your cooperation in adhering to certain patient preparation protocols prior to the procedure. Your doctor’s office will provide you with the information or you can go to the information concerning ancillary services listed below. If you know you have had prior studies in other diagnostic facilities, please inform the nurse at your physician’s office and together we will work to retrieve them prior to your examination for comparison.

Ancillary procedures may require authorization or pre-certification from your insurance company. If this is required by your plan, please let the nurse at your physician’s office know when you are scheduled.

ANCILLARY PATIENT PREPARATIONS

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Renal Scan with Captopril

  • Ok to eat.
  • Please discontinue diuretics 48 hours before scan
  • Stop ACE inhibitors, Vasotec and Captopril 2 days and Angiotensin blockers 2 days prior to exam
  • BETA blockers and Calcium channel blockers do not need to be withheld
  • Push fluids the day of the test
  • PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEDICATION CAREFULLY FOR GENERIC FORMS ON BOTTLES AND CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

ACE INHIBITORS – HOLD 72 HOURS

Generic Trade Name
Benazepril Lotensin, Lotrel
Captopril Capoten, Capozide
Enalapril Vasotec, Vaseretic, Lexxel
Fosinopril Monopril
Quinapril Accupril
Ramipril Altace
Lisinopril Prinivil, Prinzide, Zestril, Zestoretic
Perindopril Aceon
Moexipril Univasc, Uniretic
Trandolapril Mavik, Tarka

 

ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST – HOLD 48 HOURS

Valsartan Diovan, Diovan HCT
Losartan Cozaar, Hyzaar
Irbesartan Avapro, Avalide
Candesartan Atacand
Telmisartan Micardis

 

CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS – HOLD 48 HOURS

Bepridil Vascor
Diltiazem Cardizem, Cartia
Tiazac Dilacor, Diltia
Nifedipine Procardia, Adalat, Nifedical
Verapamil Calan, Isoptin, Verelan, Covera
Nicardipine Cardene, Carden SR
Isradipine Dynacirc
Amlodipine Norvasc, Lotril
Felodipine Plendil, Lexxel
Nimodipine Nimotop
Nisolipine Sular
Nitrendipine Cardif, Nitrepin
Lercanidipine Zandip

Thyroid Scan

  • If you are pregnant, or think you might be, please inform the technologist.
  • No seafood, shellfish or oriental food 5 days prior to exam.
  • No CT Scans or X-Ray Exams with Iodine contrast 6 weeks prior to exam.
  • Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Levoxyl, methimazole hold 4 weeks prior to exam.
  • Tapazole, Propylthiouricil, (PTU) hold 1 week prior to exam.
  • Cytomel, Triiodothyronine (T3) hold 2 weeks prior to exam.
  • Vitamins/supplements/Kelp tablets/Fish Oil with Iodine hold 1 week.
  • PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEDICATION CAREFULLY FOR GENERIC FORMS ON BOTTLES AND CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Abdominal Ultrasound

  • Do not eat 8 hours prior to exam
  • Drink 32 oz of water 2 hours before exam time
  • Do not empty your bladder prior to the test
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    • Do not eat 8 hours prior to exam
    • Drink 32 oz of water 2 hours before exam time
    • Do not empty your bladder prior to the test


    5. The following Ultrasound Exams have NO special preparations

    • Echocardiogram
    • Thyroid
    • Carotid Arteries
    • Testicular
    • Extremities

Treadmill

Do not apply creams, oils, or powder to your chest before the test
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for treadmill

1. Routine Treadmill

  • Please do not eat the morning of the exam
  • Bring list of current medications
  • No caffeine for 24 hours (includes sodas, coffee, tea, chocolate)
  • Take blood pressure medicines prior to exam
  • You may drink a little water with medicines
  • Diabetics
    Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    Take meds as normal, with light meal
  • Kidneys
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      • NO PREP