at the Coppertop.
* We will work with you to set up a time that is convenient for you.
* You will need to bring a picture identification and your insurance cards if applicable.
* We will review your pre-procedure instructions with you and inform you of what you can expect.
* If for some reason you are not able to complete your appointment, please call 573-727-9080 to let us know.
* We are here to serve you and want to make your visit as convenient and as successful as possible.
You should limit the amount of metal on your clothing, hair, and be prepared to remove all hearing aids, jewelry, and removable dental work. Tell your doctor if you are afraid of close spaces (have claustrophobia). Your physician may prescribe medication to help you feel sleepy and less anxious.
If contrast is used, you may also be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4hours before the test.
Before receiving the contrast, tell your health care provider if you take the diabetic medication. You may to discontinue medicine temporarily.
If you are 70 years of age or older and scheduled to receive contrast, you will be required to have a blood test to check your kidney function prior to the procedure.
• Do not wear lotion, powder or deodorant. These may cause artifacts on the images.
• Try to schedule an appointment at the end of your menstrual cycle when your breasts are less sensitive.
• If you have sensitive breasts consider taking an over-the-counter pain reliever an hour before your exam, but avoid aspirin products.
• If you have had a previous mammogram at another facility please ask them to send us your most recent images and report.
• Please arrive promptly at your scheduled appointment time.
• You will need to bring your driver’s license and your insurance cards.
• Bring a list of the medications that you are currently taking and a list of allergies.
• Please remove any jewelry.
• Your procedure time will vary based on the type of procedure you are having performed.
• You will be assigned a patient room while you are here in which a family member may stay while you are having your procedure performed.
• After your procedure, you will be in recovery phase until you are ready to be discharged.
• You will need to have a driver to take you home after your procedure.