Before the Exam
Before your arrival, you will be asked several questions over the telephone by our nurse to make sure that the scan (and sedation if needed) can be performed safely.
Your child will be asked not to have caffeine (coffee, chocolate, Coke, Mountain Dew) for 12 hours before the scan. They will also be asked to have nothing solid by mouth for four hours before the study. Clear liquids within that four-hour period are allowed.
If your child is going to be sedated for the study, there will be additional instructions given about the sedation and your child will be asked to have no solids by mouth for eight hours before the study. Clear liquids are allowed up to two hours before the study, but nothing can be taken by mouth for the two hours before the study.