How to Prepare for a Hepatobiliary Scan

You should not eat or drink anything for a minimum of 4 hours before imaging is to begin.

Between 4 and 14 hours prior to imaging you should consume a light fatty meal (Examples: whole milk, bacon, sausage, cottage cheese, cheese, or a bowl of cereal with whole milk).

Pain Medications (opiate-based) should be stopped at least 6 hours prior to imaging.

Results of any recent abdominal ultrasounds, cat scans, or MRIs should be brought with you or faxed to 720-225-1794 to help correlate the results of this study.

Feel free to bring an MP3/portable music player or your favorite CD (we have a CD player).