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PREPARE FOR THE EXAM (Specialized radiology)
Exams requiring preparation:
Esophagus and/or deglutition study
Double-contrast barium meal and esophagus
Small intestine 
(examination lasts from 1 to 3 hours; for your comfort, bring slippers and a robe)
Fasting: Do not eat, drink or smoke after 10:00 pm the night before the exam.
Double-contrast barium enema

12:00 pm – Liquid meal: clear soup (broth), plain gelatin (from dry gelatin powder), 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid.

NO MILK OR CREAM.

12:30 pm (or ½ hour after the meal) – Drink the whole bottle of Citro-Mag with ice. You should expect a vigorous intestinal purge 3 to 6 hours after ingesting this preparation.

1:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. NO MILK OR CREAM.

3:00 pm – Take 3 Dulcolax tablets with a large glass of water. Swallow the tablets one by one without chewing.

4:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. NO MILK OR CREAM.

5:00 pm – Liquid dinner: clear soup (broth), plain gelatin (from dry gelatin powder), 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid.

NO MILK OR CREAM.

6:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. NO MILK OR CREAM.

9:00 pm – 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. NO MILK OR CREAM.

10:00 pm – Remove the Dulcolax suppository from its packaging. Insert it into the rectum.

Wait at least 10-15 minutes before evacuating, even if the urge is strong.

At bedtime: 225 ml (8 oz.) of liquid. Drink additional quantities of the recommended liquids if you wake up during the night.

NO MILK OR CREAM.

DAY OF THE EXAM

No food may be eaten until the exam has been completed. One glass of the recommended liquid is allowed before the exam. NO MILK OR CREAM.

Arthrography and infiltration

Allergy to iodine: for some infiltrations, iodine may be replaced by air.

Physiotherapy: plan your physiotherapy appointment within 4 hours following an infiltration in the shoulder for capsulitis (distensive arthrography), to promote the action of the medication and facilitate physiotherapy exercises when the shoulder is less painful while under the effect of the anesthetic.

When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
• The original request signed by your doctor.
• Your valid health insurance card.
• The images (on CD) and copies of the reports of previous exams related to your scheduled exam.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and check-in.
Specifications :
Total specialized radiology exam duration: between 10 and 60 minutes, depending on the exam.
Digital device used: Siemens LUMINOS

Demande de rendez-vous rapide

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