PREPARATION FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
At Rossland Diagnostic Clinic, we strive to provide quality care and services. Our team is dedicated to providing you with an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Preparation for your Appointment
On the day of the examination, after showering, please do not use deodorant,
antiperspirant or talcum powder on, under your chest or underarms since particles in these may show up on the mammogram. We also recommend that you wear a 2 piece outfit (top and bottom) vs. 1 piece (such as a dress).
It is preferable to wear clothing without zippers or fasteners (e.g. jogging suit or leggings). On the day of the examination do not take calcium supplements or iron tablets until after the examination.
If your appointment is in the morning, do not eat or drink anything after 8 p.m. the night before. If your appointment is in the afternoon, for breakfast you may eat dry toast, black tea, black coffee, and juice up to 9 a.m. but nothing to eat or drink after that. These instructions are important as we require you to have an empty stomach.
You must have a full bladder for this examination. Please start drinking 1 1/2 hours before your appointment and finish 45 minutes before the appointed time. You must drink 3 large glasses (24 oz / 750 mL) of fluid. This can include coffee, tea, juice, water etc. but not milk. Do not go to the washroom. We will try to examine you as soon as possible on arrival so that you won’t be uncomfortable for too long. Eat the meal nearest your examination (there is no reason not to eat).
12 hours of the examination! Finish drinking 3 large glasses (24 oz / 750 mL) of water (and only water) 45 minutes before your examination. Do not go to the washroom.
45 minutes before the appointed time. You must drink 3 large glasses (24 oz / 750 mL) of water.