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Exam Reminder

Be sure to bring your doctor’s order form and insurance cards to any and all exams Also, bring any previous x-rays or medical CDs that are in your possession. If you have had prior exams at other facilities and do not have the films or CDs, call us before your exam so we can try and obtain them.

Bone Density

A bone density test, sometimes called a DEXA Scan, (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), is a bone density measurement that indicates how solid bones are and how strongly they are fortified by calcium. DEXA scanning can identify low bone density in patients at an early stage, enabling doctors to prescribe appropriate treatment before the condition worsens. Using low-dose X-ray energy, the Hologic® system offers exceptional precision and accuracy to help identify patients with osteoporosis and/or who are at risk for fractures. DEXA (Bone Density) can accommodate up to 300lbs. Do not take vitamins, pepto bismol or calcium on the day of your exam. Wear comfortable clothes and nothing with metal.

Exam Prep Information

General Preparation
Exam time: 15 to 20 minutes

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray that captures moving images, allowing the radiologist to observe the functioning as well as the anatomy of internal organs. For nearly all of these exams, static or still images are also taken to document what is seen or done at the time of the exam. A fluoroscopy unit consists of three components: the fluoroscope, which moves over the body part of interest; the monitor, that displays the moving image; and the X-ray tube, that generates the X-rays that pass through the body and create the image on the fluoroscope. This exam can accommodate up to 350lbs.

Exam Prep Information

Barium Enema
Follow bowel prep or call the office at 315-334-XRAY (9729).
Exam time: 45 minutes
Upper GI Series
DO NOT EAT or DRINK after midnight.
Exam time: 30 minutes
Small Bowel Series
DO NOT EAT or DRINK after midnight.
Exam time: 1 to 3 hrs depending on the individual
Esophogram
DO NOT EAT or DRINK after midnight.
Exam time: about 30 minutes

Open Bore MRI

Our Open Bore MRI provides a new level of comfort and speed. Patients can enjoy generous space around the head and plenty of elbow room. The high field 1.5 Tesla magnet offers shorter exam times with the highest quality imaging. Our MRI can accommodate up to 500 lbs.

Exam Prep Information

MRI of Abdomen or Pelvis
DO NOT EAT or DRINK for 6 hours prior to your exam.
Wear comfortable clothes without metallic zippers, fasteners or decorations with metal.
Exam time: 20 to 30 minutes
MRI (not of Abdomen or Pelvis)
Wear comfortable clothes without metallic zippers, fasteners or decorations with metal.
Exam time: 20 to 30 minutes Although some exams may take up to 1 hour

Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed tomography (CT) uses X-rays in conjunction with a computer, producing cross-sectional images of body parts. Our high resolution spiral CT system provides the vital information necessary for your doctor to make important decisions regarding your health and treatment. Our CT scanner can accommodate up to 450 lbs.

Now offering Low Dose CT Scanning:
In December 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening of adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer – taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. LDCT, or Low Dose Computerized Tomography, is a test used for screening purposes that can detect the smallest of tumors, allowing doctors to treat lung cancer in its earliest stages

Exam Prep Information

CT Scan of Head, Neck and Chest
DO NOT EAT or DRINK for 2 hours prior to your exam.
Exam time: 20 to 30 minutes
CT Scan of Spine or Sinuses
No preparation needed. Fasting is not necessary.
Exam time: 15 to 30 minutes
CT Scan of Abdomen andor Pelvis
Barium may be picked up at the MGI office.
Drink one-half bottle of Barium the night before your exam.
Drink the remainder 1 hour prior to the exam. Chill or add chocolate to improve flavor.
DO NOT EAT or DRINK for 4 hours prior to your exam.
Wear loose clothing with no metallic zippers or buttons.
Exam time: 30 minutes
CT IVU
DO NOT EAT for 4 hours prior to your exam. You may have liquids.
Exam time: 30 minutes
Low Dose CT Scan
No preparation needed. Fasting is not necessary.
Exam time: 15 to 30 minutes

Diagnostic XRAY

X-rays involve exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce a picture of the inside of the body. Digital images are produced once the small burst of radiation passes through the body. These exams can include head, neck, chest, abdomen and extremity exams. There is no preparation for this exam and can be accommodated on a walk-in basis at our location.

Ultrasound

Our two ultrasound rooms contain state-of-the-art, high resolution ultrasound equipment providing excellent obstetrical, pelvic, abdomen, breast, and vascular imaging.

Exam Prep Information

Abdomen
Do not EAT or DRINK for at least 6 hours prior to your exam.
Exam time: 20 to 30 minutes
Kidneys and Bladder
DO NOT EAT for 6 hours prior to your exam.
Drink 2 glasses of water 1 hour prior to your exam so you arrive with a full bladder.
Exam time: 20 minutes
Pelvis
Drink four 8 oz. glasses of water 2 hours before your exam.
Finish drinking at least one hour prior to the exam so you arrive with a full bladder.
Exam time: about 15 minutes
Transvaginal of Pelvis
No Preparation.
Exam time: 15 to 20 minutes
Obstetrical
Drink four 8 oz. glasses of water 2 hours before your exam.
Finish drinking at least one hour prior to your exam so you arrive with a full bladder.
Exam time: 15 to 45 minutes depending on stage of pregnancy
May take up to 60 minutes at 17 to 21 weeks gestation
Arterial Leg
You need to arrive 30 minutes early to rest your legs.
Exam time: approximately 35 minutes for each leg
Carotid Arteries, Aorta, or Venous Leg
No Preparation.
Exam time: 30 minutes for carotid, 15 minutes for aorta , and 15 minutes for one venous leg
Breast, Thyroid or Scrotal
No Preparation.
Exam time: about 20 to 30 minutes

Mammography

Our certified mammography department is staffed by specially trained technologists who will put you at ease. A mammogram is special low-dose X-ray of the breast. Our radiologist uses the images to detect breast cancer, ideally as early as two years before a lump can be felt. Digital mammography has become the gold standard for breast cancer screening and is one of the most recent advances for breast cancer detection.

Now offering state-of-the-art 3D Mammography technology called Tomosynthesis. The only imaging facility in the Utica-Rome area to do so.

Additional Information

3D Mammography
An optional service for mammography patients, tomosynthesis can offer better visualization for radiologists who are helping certain groups of patients— particularly those with dense breasts. This improvement in visualization can result in fewer callbacks and, thus, less anxiety for patients. This exam is performed at the same time as a traditional 2D mammogram; a second set of images is obtained to create a 3D image of the breast, allowing the radiologist to evaluate the breast tissue one “slice” at a time.
Exam Guidelines
Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammographies every year for women, beginning at age 40.
All mammogram patients receive a preliminary report after the exam, and the radiologist is available to answer any questions. Clean all deodorant, powders and creams from your skin prior to your mammogram. If you have had prior exams at other facilities and do not have the films or CDs, call MGI before your exam so we can try and obtain them. Exam time: 15 minutes