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(302) 684-5151
(302) 684-1977

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
or by appointment

Exam Preparation

To ensure a successful imaging exam please review easy-to-follow exam preparation instructions. If you have any questions, please call Ocean Medical Imaging at (302) 684 5151.

Digital Mammography
DO NOT wear powder, perfume or deodorant in your breast or underarm area. You must bring the most recent prior mammography films with you, if they were not done at Ocean Medical Imaging.

• Abdominal: DO NOT eat, drink or chew gum for 6 hours prior to your exam.
• Pelvic: DRINK 32oz. of water one hour prior to the exam. You should have a full bladder.
• Renal: DO NOT eat, drink or chew gum for 6 hours prior to your exam.
• Vascular: No preparation needed.

X-rays are done on a walk-in basis, Monday-Friday,
from 8:00Am – 5:00PM.

Abdominal MRI: DO NOT eat, drink or chew gum for 6 hours prior to exam. There is no special preparation for all other MRI exams. You may eat normally and take any medications as usual. Because MRI utilizes a powerful magnetic field, the staff of Ocean Medical Imaging will need to be informed of any metal you may have in your body. Ocean Medical Imaging does not provide medication for claustrophobia. Please inquire with your referring clinician.

The aim of this preparation is to cleanse the bowel.
1. At noon the day prior to your exam, drink one bottle of Citrate of Magnesia.
2. At noon the day prior to your exam, you MUST start a clear liquid diet.
3. You MUST drink at least 10oz. of clear liquids every hour for 6 hours.
4. DO NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before your exam. Oral medications may be taken with a sip of water.

DO NOT eat for 4 hours prior to your exam. Take routine medications with a sip of water. If you are taking medication for diabetes, please contact your doctor before doing so. * If you are currently taking Metformin or medications that contain Metformin, YOU MUST WITHOLD these medications for 48 hours following your exam.

No calcium on day of exam.

No preparation necessary.


Please bring photo ID, Doctors order, insurance cards and any prior reports or CDs - or call the office and we can obtain these prior reports for you. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. For certain exams, we may ask you to change into a gown or robe. Although lockers are available, we suggest that you leave valuables at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

For more information on any of these procedures, please visit www.radiologyinfo.org.