You should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled exam.(30 minutes if we will be giving you a sedative - ordered by your doctor in advance.) You may eat and drink anything you normally would. You may take any medications you normally take.
Upon your arrival at our center, you will be asked to complete your paper work. You may do this in advance of your appointment, by printing the forms from this website.
You will need to provide us with your insurance card and a current photo I.D. We will collect your co-pay, deductible and/or co-insurance if due. We will then have you change and put your belongings in a locker. You will be asked to remove all: watches, hairpins, glasses, hearing aids, dentures, partial plates, eyeglasses, barrettes, and some jewelry.
Our technologist will go over your medical history and explain the procedure to you. You will then choose either ear plugs or an internet radio station to listen to. We will make sure you feel comfortable before starting the exam.
After your exam, you will change back to your clothes and collect your personal belongings. You are then free to go. There are no restrictions on your activities after the scan, unless you were given a sedative, in which case you will want to go home and rest for several hours. If you are given a sedative, you must bring someone with you to drive you home.