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Your Appointment

When you come to UnityPoint Health – Trinity, we are with you every step of the way, starting before you arrive for your appointment. From how to make an appointment to knowing what to wear for your exam, we'll help you understand diagnostic imaging.

How Do I Make My Diagnostic Imaging Appointment?

Once your doctor has ordered your imaging test, you can choose among our convenient locations. Call us to make an appointment.

If you're having an MRI in Moline, Rock Island or Bettendorf, contact Metro MRI for scheduling.

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How Do I Prepare for My Diagnostic Imaging Appointment?

Each test is different, including what to wear for your imaging appointment for comfort and the best results. You may need to prepare a few days in advance.

We've included the basics on how to prepare before your appointment and what to do that day. Your doctor may give you additional instructions. You can always call us if you need more information.

Preparing for a mammogram

Before your appointment, make sure you:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or might be pregnant
  • Keep your diet the same
  • Take your medicines as usual

On the day of your appointment, you'll remove your clothing above the waist and change into a hospital gown. You should:

  • Skip body powder, cream, deodorant or lotion on your chest
  • Wear a two-piece outfit
  • Remove all jewelry
  • Tell the technician if you are pregnant or might be pregnant

Preparing for bone densitometry (bone density test)

Before your appointment:

  • Tell your doctor if you recently had an MRI or CT scan with an injection of barium or contrast dye. Your doctor will ask you to wait 7 days before your bone density scan.
  • Stop taking calcium supplements 24 hours before your appointment.

On the day of your appointment, don't wear clothes with metal zippers, belts or buttons.

Preparing for a CT scan

Before your CT scan, follow your doctor's instructions. You may need to avoid eating or drinking before the test.

On the day of your appointment, remove metal objects, like jewelry and eyeglasses. We might ask you to change into a hospital gown.

Preparing for low-dose lung screening
Before your appointment, tell your doctor if you have a respiratory tract infection or recently recovered from an infection.

On the day of the appointment:

  • Take off metal you are wearing, like jewelry, glasses, hearing aids and dentures.
  • Wear clothes without metal buttons, snaps or underwires.
  • Be ready to change into a hospital gown if your radiologist asks you to.

Preparing for an MRI scan

Before your appointment, make sure your doctor knows if you:

  • Are pregnant or might be pregnant
  • Have kidney or liver conditions
  • Have concerns about discomfort or enclosed space
  • Have metal in your body, like:
    • Artificial heart, hip or knee or other device
    • Pacemaker
    • Cochlear implants or other hearing aid devices
    • Shrapnel or other metal fragment

On the day of your MRI, remove any metal you are wearing, like jewelry and eyeglasses. You'll change into a hospital gown. During the scan, expect to:

  • Hear loud noises coming from the equipment (you can use earplugs or headphones)
  • Remain still for 45 minutes

Preparing for nuclear medicine testing (including PET scan)

Before your appointment:

  • Ask your doctor if you should stop taking medications, vitamins or supplements
  • Tell your doctor if you have diabetes
  • Avoid exercising for 24 hours
  • Follow any dietary instructions your doctor has given you for 12 to 24 hours
  • Avoid food and liquid for 6 hours (except water)

On the day of your appointment, tell your doctor and the radiologist about:

  • Current medications, vitamins or supplements
  • Allergies or other medical conditions
  • Conditions like diabetes, which may require special preparation
  • Breastfeeding or pregnancy (or if you think you might be pregnant)
  • Claustrophobia or concerns about being in a small space

Preparing for an ultrasound (regular and vascular)

Most ultrasounds don't require any special actions, but there are some exceptions. Ask your doctor if you need to do any preparation.

Preparing for an X-ray

Before your appointment:

  • You usually do not have to do special preparation.
  • Your doctor may give you barium or iodine, called a contrast medium. The contrast medium helps highlight a specific part of your body on the X-ray image.
  • Depending on your doctor's instruction, you might swallow the contrast medium or take it as a shot or an enema.

On the day of your X-ray, you will:

  • Undress the part of your body that is going to be X-rayed
  • Change into a gown (if needed)
  • Take off your jewelry, eyeglasses and other metal objects

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