Avestēe Women’s Imaging Center

Exam Preparations

General Instructions for all exams

Please bring your insurance card, photo ID.

Physician order (if other than screening)

Completed patient information form

Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

If your insurance has changed, please call our office at (210) 826-2666 to verify that you are in-network.

Mammogram Prep Instructions

Wear a two-piece outfit. You will only need remove your top and bra.

Biopsy Prep Instructions

Refrain from taking NSAID medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) 3 days prior to your appointment.

If you are currently taking prescription blood thinners, please contact us right away. You may take all your other medications as usual.

Please wear a two-piece outfit and bring a bra to your appointment. Fasting is not required; in fact, we encourage you to eat normally.

We ask that you keep the affected area dry for 24 hours after Biopsy,  you may be more comfortable if you have showered prior to your appointment.

Abdomen Prep Instructions

Be sure to fast after midnight or 6 hours before the exam.

You may take water with medicine.

Pelvic Prep Instructions

Be sure to drink 32 oz. of water at least one hour prior to appointment, please arrive with your bladder full.

Dexa Prep Instructions

Wear loose, comfortable clothing without zippers or metal in the hip area. You will remain fully dressed and will not need to undress or change into a gown for a bone density screening.