Cardiac Imaging Procedure Preparation

Calcium Scoring

Procedure preparation for calcium scoring:

  1. No caffeine, 4 hours before the exam.
  2. If your physician gave you a written order, you must bring it with you.
  3. Check-in at outpatient registration 15 minutes before your appointment.
  4. Report to Imaging Services after registering.
  5. Your insurance company MAY cover the cost of this test. You will be notified by one of our Financial Counselors regarding coverage of this test.
  6. If your insurance does not cover the cost of this test, then payment in full is required prior to the exam being done.

Heart Stress/Rest Test

Procedure preparation for heart stress/rest test:

  1. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
  2. No smoking prior to the test.
  3. Walking shoes and slacks required if having cardiolite stress test.
  4. Uses treadmill for exercise if having cardiolite stress test.
  5. Bring all medications.
  6. No caffeine or decaffeinated beverages or food for 24 hours before test. No chocolate. Juice and water are allowed.
  7. Expect to have an IV for medication administration.
  8. Check with your physician if your are taking Beta Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers or Theophylline.
  9. Expected time for testing is 4 hours.
  10. If your physician gave you a written order, you must bring that order with you.
  11. Check-in at outpatient registration ½ hour before your appointment.
  12. Report to Imaging Services after registering .