If there is a possibility that you may be pregnant please contact the physician or inform the X-ray technician before the X-ray immediately).
No preparation is needed.
Upper gastro intestinal tract series and smal bowel follow through
Nothing to drink after midnight
Eat a light breakfast (no eggs or dairy products).
Eat nothing after breakfast.
Barium Enema (Large Bowel X-ray)
Start preparation on the day before the examination
Clear fluid diet only (clear fruit juice, bouillon, tea, jello. No cream or fruit) for breakfast. Lunch, supper and in-between drink lots of water. The total fluid intake should be at least 6 – 8 ounce glasses. At 6pm take ½ bottle of Magnesium Citrate If no results by 8.00pm take the remaining 6 oz. and 2 Ducolax tablets with 2 glasses of water.
On the morning of the exam
Use a Ducolax rectal suppository (unwrap and insert in rectum) If desired, a glass of clear fluid is allowed. Be sure to drink all fluid specified.
On the day of the examination after showing, do not use deodorant, antiperspirant or talcum powder under the arms or on chest, as these particles may show up on the mammogram. Please wear a 2-piece outfit for your comfort.