Nuclear Stress Test

Suite 101, 1st floor

  • Do not eat 4 hours prior to test
  • Do not drink caffeinated or decaffeinated drinks after midnight on day of test
  • Drink extra water before appointment time
  • Do not take blood pressure medications after midnight the day of the test. You may bring your medication with you to take after stress test
  • Wear loose clothing. Do not wear one piece suit
  • Test usually takes 3 hours including waiting times

HIDA Scan

Suite 101, 1st floor

  • Do not eat or drink 4 hours before scan time
  • No opiates for 8 hours before scan time
  • Test can take 1 to 4 hours, usually 1 to 2 hours

Bone Scan

Suite 101, 1st floor

  • Drink extra fluids before scan
  • Patient will return 3 hours after bone scan injection to begin imaging
  • Scan usually takes 45 to 60 minutes

Liver Spleen Scan

Suite 101, 1st floor

  • Patient may eat and drink day of test
  • Test takes about 1 hour

Thyroid Uptake and Scan

Suite 101, 1st floor

  • No iodine contrast (X-ray, CAT scan) 6 to 8 weeks before thyroid scan
  • Discontinue thyroid medication 3 to 6 weeks before scanning
  • Do not eat iodinated foods, example seafood and kelp
  • Patients will return at 6 hours (1 hour scan) and 24 hours (15 minute scan)