If you have questions or require special instructions for any examination, please call (518) 262-1244.
Avoid caffeine 5 days prior to their appointment. Caffeine causes the breasts to become tender and can cause breast variations, which can make it difficult to do the mammogram. DO NOT go off prescription drugs, whether they contain caffeine or not. Please refrain from using any deodorant or body powder the day of the examination as these products may simulate calcifications and create artifacts that can be picked up in a mammogram.
Upper G.I. Series
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the evening before the exam. No smoking or gum chewing.
Obtain one Fleet Prep Kit #3 from your pharmacy. Follow the instructions in the kit for the 24-hour prep. Please be advised that you may experience diarrhea for up to 4-hours after this examination.
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
Obtain one Fleet Prep Kit #1 from the nearest pharmacy. Follow the instructions in the kit for the 24-hour prep. Please be advised that you may experience diarrhea for up to 4 hours after the examination. If you are diabetic and take Glucophage or Metformin, please call us at (518) 262-1244.