No special X-Ray Exam Preparation is necessary for most x-ray studies. As with all studies we recommend patients wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. All metal objects will need to be removed during the actual x-ray.
Have nothing to eat, drink, chew or smoke after midnight until the time of your examination. Exam duration: Allow one hour for an Upper GI; 2-3 hours for a small bowel series. After the examination, take 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) of Milk of Magnesia.
Use the Fleet’s#1 kit beginning the morning of the day before your examination. Follow the 24 hour instructions enclosed in the kit. The kit may be obtained from your physician or our imaging center. Allow one hour for the exam. After the examination, take 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) of Milk of Magnesia.