The day of your exam you may eat and drink normally, and even take your medication. In fact, the exam will be much more comfortable if you keep taking your medication. If you are having contrast dye injected with your exam there are a few medications we may have you quit taking in the days prior to your exam, but the clinical staff will advise you on that. You may wear loose fitting clothing that is metal free if you would feel more comfortable in your own clothing; otherwise, we have alternate clothing for you to change into if your clothing does contain metal. You will have paperwork that needs to be completed prior to your examination, so we advise you to show up 20 minutes ahead of time.
Metal objects not made of iron or steel can interfere with your exam. Colored contacts will need to be removed. Hair pins, jewelry, coins, watches, keys, dentures or partial plates, cell phones, bank/credit cards (magnetic waves can erase anything with a magnetic strip) and/or hearing aids are a few examples of what we will ask you to remove. A secure locker will be provided for you to place your belongings.