BREAST ASPIRATION


For your convenience, please wear a two-piece outfit. Do not use deodorant, powder or perfume under the arm or breast area. Discuss any medication you are taking with your referring clinician. You may be asked to stop the use of blood-thinning medications (including aspirin) a specified number of days prior to your biopsy procedure.

BREAST MRI


If you need sedation for claustrophobia, you must have someone else drive you to and from your exam. We call all patients two to three days before their appointments to confirm your appointment time and to determine the patient’s physical eligibility for an MRI. If you are unable to receive our call or if you have any questions, please call us at (340) 774-0265.

  • Do not wear jewelry
  • Do not wear anything with metal (zippers, snaps, hooks.) Athletic wear with elastic waistband is a good choice.

BREAST ULTRASOUND


For your convenience, please wear a two-piece outfit. Do not use deodorant, powder or perfume under the arm or breast area.

CT (CAT SCAN)


CT’s of the abdomen and pelvis usually require a 24 hour prep. You may be asked not to eat or drink anything for one or more hours before your exam. The prep supplies for CT abdomen and pelvis exams are available for you to pick up at the location where your exam is scheduled. If you have any questions regarding your exam, please call (340) 774-0265.

CT ANGIOGRAPHY (CTA)


You will be asked not to eat or drink anything for one or more hours before your exam. If you have any questions regarding your exam, please call (340) 774-0265.

DEXA (BONE DENSITOMETRY)

  • No calcium supplements or osteoporosis medication 24 hours prior to your exam.
  • No barium, nuclear medicine or I.V. contrast exams within 7 days prior your exam.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and avoid metal buttons or buckles.

3D MAMMOGRAPHY/TOMOSYNTHESIS


For your convenience, please wear a two-piece outfit. Do not use deodorant, powder or perfume under the arm or breast area.
Please bring your most recent mammography if done at a facility other than St. Thomas Radiology Associates.  

FLUOROSCOPY


Note: Magnesium Citrate, Bisacodyl tablets and prep kit are to be prescribed by your referring clinician.
BARIUM ENEMA

24-hour prep done the day before exam

Breakfast
Liquid diet. No sugar. No dairy.


Noon
Light lunch. Clear soup, unsweetened fruit juices, sugar-free gelatin, black coffee or plain tea. No milk or cream.

1:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.

2:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.

3:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.

4:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.


5:00 PM Liquid dinner.
Clear soup, unsweetened fruit juices, sugar-free gelatin, black coffee or plain tea. No milk or cream.


5:30 PM Drink one 10-ounce bottle of Magnesium Citrate.

6:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.

7:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.

8:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.

9:00 PM Drink 8 ounces of water.

9:30 PM Take 3 Bisacodyl tablets with water. Do not chew.

Morning of Exam

  • Do not eat or drink. You may take any prescribed medications, except for those that must be taken with food.
  • Administer Bisacodyl suppository.
  • Diabetic patients may have a liquid breakfast (12 ounces of sweetened fruit juice) and take their medication.

Gastrointestinal Series (UGI and/or Small Bowel)

Nothing by mouth after midnight (this includes water). No water should be drank after midnight.

Intravenous Pyelogram or Nephrotomography

  • Clear liquid diet (no milk products) starting at noon on the day before the exam. Sugar substitutes are permitted.
  • Three Bisacodyl (do not chew) with two 8-ounce glasses of water at 4:00 PM.
  • Do not take anything by mouth 3 hours prior to the exam. You may take any prescribed medications except for those that must be taken with food. 

MRI


If you need sedation for claustrophobia, you must have someone else drive you to and from your exam. We call all patients one to three days before their appointment to confirm your appointment time and to determine the patient’s physical eligibility for an MRI. If you are unable to receive our call or if you have any questions, please call us at (340) 774-0265.

  • Do not wear jewelry
  • Do not wear anything with metal (zippers, snaps, hooks.) Athletic wear with elastic waistband is a good choice.
  • Patients having an MRI of the head or neck should not wear makeup. 

STEREOTACTIC BREAST BIOPSY


There are several things you can do to make your procedure easier, more efficient and more comfortable.

  • Discuss any medication you are taking with your clinician. You may be asked to stop the use of blood-thinning medications (including aspirin) a number of days prior to your biopsy procedure.
  • Wear a two-piece outfit that is comfortable and easy to remove.
  • Do not use deodorant, powder or perfume under the arm or breast area. They may interfere with the quality of the images taken during your procedure.
  • Eat a light meal before your procedure. 

JOINT PAIN INJECTIONS


St. Thomas Radiology Associates performs joint pain injections on an outpatient basis at our St. Thomas location. To schedule an appointment, please contact 340-774-0265.

St. Thomas Radiology Associates, LLC  •  Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Fibroids  •  Women's Imaging Center  •  Vein Center

Paragon Medical Building, Suite 103  •  9149 Estate Thomas  •  St. Thomas, USVI 00802
4500 Queen Mary Hwy, Suite B4  •  Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00820