At Open Imaging, we do our best to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. There is no need to fast or go on a special diet before your exam unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Just be sure to bring your insurance cards and any related diagnostic tests already performed. If you choose, you may complete your medical history questionnaire before your appointment or you can fill it out once you arrive. Your technologist will review the questions with you in either event.
What You Need on Exam Day
We understand it can be difficult to remember what you may or may not need on exam day. Use this checklist to be sure you have everything you need.
- Photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport or state issued ID
- Prescription or referral from your doctor
- Insurance cards, including ID number and group number
- If this is a for workers’ compensation claim or auto injury, bring your claim number, date of the injury and your attorney’s name and address
- Any previous and relevant imaging exams and reports like MRI, CT or PET/CT taken prior to your appointment
- Full medical history
- Any pathology reports
Preparing for Your Exam
In most cases, there is very little preparation needed for your exam. If you want, you may complete your registration forms (including the Patient Information Form and Patient History Form) before your appointment and bring them with you. If you’re getting an MRI, be sure to call in advance if you:
- Have worked with metal or had an eye injury involving metal
- Have a pacemaker, brain aneurysm clip, cardiac stent, metal fragment, defibrillator, or other implants
- Are claustrophobic
- Are or may be pregnant