Patient Information

We strive to exceed your expectations by providing a comfortable environment that brings together the technology, imaging skills, expertise, responsiveness, and excellent care physicians require and patients deserve. To schedule an appointment, simply call us at (847) 213-2700.

Patient Instructions (what you need to know about your visit)

General Patient Instructions

  • Please bring your insurance card
  • Plan to arrive 30 MINUTES BEFORE your scheduled appointment.
  • BRING previous X-Rays or scans that are related to your current exam.
  • Take prescribed medication according to your physicians instructions.
  • All patients requiring either IV or oral contrast should fast for at least 4 hours prior to their exam.
    Diabetic patients should also fast for 4 hours prior to their exams. Type II diabetics should skip their morning dose of oral medication. Insulin dependent diabetics should consult their physician regarding their insulin dose prior to their exam.
  • Dialysis patients should plan to be dialyzed within 24 hours following IV contrast.
  • Patients receiving sedation should arrange for transportation to and from the center.

CT Patient Instructions

CT patients may require IV and/or oral contrast. Please review with your physician and/or 3T imaging staff if you have any questions regarding contrast.

Patients requiring IV Contrast:

  • Patients with asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, severe allergies, or a history of prior contrast reaction, MUST notify the front desk staff and/or technologist prior to their exam.
  • Patients with prior adverse contrast reaction MUST have their referring physician contact our office about premedication.
    Patients over 65 years MUST have lab results for BUN and CREATININE within the previous 30 days.
  • Patients with a history of diabetes or kidney disease MUST have lab results for BUN and CREATININE within the previous 30 days.
  • Patients on Glucophage or Glucovance should withhold these medications for 48 hours following IV contrast (Consult your physician before restarting).

Patients requiring oral contrast:

If your doctor has requested an Abdominal CT, you may have to prepare by drinking a contrast solution (Barium) prior to the exam. You will have to pick up bottles of the prep solution prior to your scheduled exam at 3T Imaging. Please call us if you have any questions.

MRI Patient Instructions

  • Abdominal MRI, Pelvic MRI and MRCP patients should fast for at least 4 hours before the exam.
  • Patients receiving IV contrast should fast 4 hours before the exam.
  • Patients with pacemakers MUST NOT have MRI examinations.

Please contact us AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have a history of the following:

  • Brain aneurysm clips
  • Artificial heart valve
  • Metal in your eyes
  • Cochlear implants or ear tubes
  • Other implantable devices
  • Most surgically placed orthopedic devices are MRI compatible

Please call us if you have any questions about MRI safety.

Ultrasound Patient Instructions

  • Abdominal and gallbladder ultrasound patients should fast at least 6 hours before the exam (no food or drink).
  • Diabetic and pregnant patients may eat a light meal prior to their scan.
  • Pelvic Ultrasound patients must come to their appointment with a full bladder. Patient should drink 32 oz of water one hour prior to the exam time and not empty their bladder.
  • Please call us if you have any questions.
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