Patient Center

We want your visit to our centers to be as convenient and comfortable as possible. Please use the resource center to download registration forms, learn more about your exam, pay your bill online, or provide us with suggestions and feedback.

Things To Know Prior To An Exam

  • Please bring the referral form from your physician with you to your appointment.
  • Bring your health insurance card and photo ID with you to your appointment.
  • If you have had prior imaging exams done elsewhere, please bring the films/CD and reports with you to your appointment.
  • Please leave valuables at home. We cannot be held responsible for lost belongings.
  • If there is a possibility that you could be pregnant, please inform our staff prior to your appointment.
  • Children under age 12 cannot be left unattended or accompany you into the exam room.
  • Please give us 24 hours advance notice if you need to reschedule your appointment.

Exam Preparations

Some exams require preparation prior to your appointment. Please check the prep instructions below. Patients who are improperly prepared for their exam may need to be rescheduled.

Barium Enema (Colon or Bowel)

  • A prep kit is available from North State Imaging or from your doctor. Please pick up the prep kit 3 days prior to your exam and follow the instructions.
 

CT (Cat Scan)

If you are having a contrast-enhanced examination, please notify us prior to your exam of any of the following as they could interfere with your exam:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease (past or present)
  • Allergy to Iodine or shellfish
  • Past allergic reaction to contrast

CT Abdomen and/or Pelvis with Contrast: A prep kit is available from North Valley Advanced Imaging or from your doctor. Please pick up at least 24 hours prior to your exam and follow the instructions.

 

IVP (Urinary Tract)

  • A prep kit is available from North State Imaging or from your doctor. Please pick up the prep kit 3 days prior to your exam and follow the instructions.
 

Mammography and/or Breast Ultrasound

  • Please do not wear deodorants, powders, or perfumes on the day of your exam.
  • Please wear a two piece outfit if possible.
  • Bring or have any prior mammogram films/CD sent to North State Imaging for comparison.
 

MRI

  • Please let us know if you have any implanted medical devices.
  • Metal implants or accessories may not be allowed in the magnet. Please leave metal hair accessories and valuables at home.

If you are having a contrast-enhanced examination, please notify us prior to your exam of any of the following as they could interfere with your exam:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease (past or present)
 

PET/CT

  • Please inform our staff prior to your appointment if your are diabetic.
  • Avoid eating anything for at least 4-6 hours prior to your scan, including sugar-free gum, mints, candy, and beverages other than water.
  • Take any needed medication that you can take without food.
  • No strenuous exercise (working out, jogging, etc.) the day before and the day of your exam.
  • Bring or have a copy sent to us of your most recent x-ray, CT, or MRI reports.
 

Ultrasound (Abdominal)

  • Nothing by mouth after midnight or 8 hours prior to your exam.
 

Ultrasound (Bladder, Fetal, Kidney, Pelvic)

  • Drink 32 ounces (1 quart) of water 1 1/2 hours prior to appointment, finishing 1 hour prior to appointment. Do not urinate. You need a full bladder for this exam.
 

Ultrasound (Thyroid)

  • Please wear a shirt with a low neckline or one that opens in the front if possible.
 

Upper GI (Gastrointestinal)

  • Nothing by mouth after midnight prior to exam, including coffee, smoking, or chewing gum.
 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (530) 898-0504. We are here to assist you.

Patient Information Brochures

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Feedback

Please let us know about your experience at our center or offer suggestions as to how we might improve our services.

Your visit to our center is important to us and we appreciate your feedback.

You may also call (530) 898‐0504 and ask to speak to a manager.

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Forms

To expedite your visit to our center, you may download any registration forms available here that are pertinent to the exam you are having. Please bring the completed form with you to your appointment.

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Resources

RadiologyInfo.org

RadiologyInfo.org is an online information resource for patients where you can find out how various imaging exams and procedures are performed and how to prepare for your exam. The website is developed and approved by experts in the field of radiology, including the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).