COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Preparing for Your Image-Guided Procedure

If anesthesia is required for any of the procedures below:

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, including water. 
  • You will need a ride home; please do not use a taxi service.

Body Procedures

  • Continue taking all medications. Ask your doctor about discontinuing blood thinners, aspirin or vitamin E for seven days before procedure.
  • Continue eating and drinking as normal before procedure.
  • You will need a ride home; please do not use a taxi service.
  • Continue taking all medications with sips of water. Ask your doctor about discontinuing blood thinners, aspirin or vitamin E for seven days before procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight before procedure.
  • You will need a ride home; please do not use a taxi service.
  • Continue taking all medications. Ask your doctor about discontinuing blood thinners, aspirin or vitamin E for seven days before procedure.
  • Continue eating and drinking as normal before procedure.
  • You will be able to drive after procedure.

Breast Procedures

  • Continue taking all medications. Ask your doctor about discontinuing blood thinners, aspirin, or vitamin E for seven days before procedure.
  • Continue eating and drinking as normal before procedure.
  • You will be able to drive after procedure.
  • Continue taking all medications with sips of water. Ask your doctor about discontinuing blood thinners, aspirin or vitamin E for seven days before procedure.
  • ***Eat a light meal one hour before your procedure***.
  • You will be able to drive after procedure.
  • Continue taking all medications with sips of water. Ask your doctor about discontinuing blood thinners, aspirin or vitamin E for seven days before procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight before procedure.
  • You will be able to drive after procedure.
  • Please consult with the surgeon’s office for specific preparation instructions.

Musculoskeletal Procedures

  • No preparations required.
  • You will be able to drive after the procedure.
  • No preparations required.
  • You will be able to drive after the procedure.
  • Continue taking all medications with sips of water. Ask your doctor about discontinuing blood thinners, aspirin or vitamin E for seven days before procedure.
  • You will need a ride home; please do not use a taxi service.