We are committed to elevating the patient experience at Upstate Carolina Radiology which includes ensuring you feel prepared in advance for your visit.
Patients can view and print forms from the following institutions: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Upstate Carolina Radiology, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
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How to Prepare for Your Visit
Please bring the following to your visit:
- Health Insurance Card
- Physician Order
- Photo ID
- List of Medications
- Arrive approximately thirty minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out any necessary paperwork. Or you can print the patient forms from our website and complete them in advance of your visit.
- Come prepared for your appointment with a list of your medications and dosages in order for us to obtain an accurate medical history.
- Many radiologic procedures require you to fast for at least 6 hours beforehand, except for your morning medications with a sip of water. You will be contacted prior to your visit to confirm if this is necessary for your particular procedure.
Preparing for Your MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Please be prepared to remove all metallic objects from your body or clothing which may contain iron or nickel, credit cards, watches, cell phones, etc. The strong magnetic field may inactivate or cause malfunctions.
- Notify us if you have an intracranial aneurysm clip (exact type and year of the clip). There are some types of intracranial aneurysm clips used to treat brain aneurysms which are incompatible with the MRI machine.
- All cardiac pacemakers and implantable defibrillators can be damaged by an MRI scan; please call us if you have been inadvertently scheduled.
- Individuals who have worked in machine shops or sheet metal workers who have sustained injuries where a piece of metal has entered the eye, please advise us of these events.
Preparing for Your Interventional Exam
- Do not eat breakfast or consume beverages if you are fasting after midnight the night before your exam. Food or liquid in your stomach may make it unsafe for conscious sedation due to the risk of vomiting and aspiration.
- Do take your morning medications with a sip of water, with the exception of any oral antidiabetic medications you take by mouth (do not take these).
- If you take metformin (e.g. Glucophage, Avandamet, Fortamet, Riomet) or any other metformin containing oral antidiabetic agents (e.g. ActoPlusmet, Metaglip, Glucovance) do not take these for 48 hours following any IV contrast administration.
- If you receive morning insulin injections, please use one half your usual dose, if you will not be eating breakfast.
- If you are allergic to x-ray contrast material, x-ray dye, Iodine contrast, and IVP dye, please call our office for special instructions at least two days prior to your examination. We normally require steroid preparation.
- If you have any known kidney disease, abnormal kidney or renal function, abnormal creatinine, please call our office. There are some preparations we can prescribe to increase your safety.
- We appreciate reviewing outside MRI, CT scans, and any other pertinent images you may have received previously. Please bring these results, especially if you are able to obtain a copy of the CD. Nearly all hospitals and imaging centers will provide a copy on disc if requested. This will help us provide you with better care!
- We will discuss the diagnostic and interventional radiology examination/procedure, indications, alternatives, risks, and complications with you. You will have ample time to ask questions.