How to Prepare for your Cardiac CT

The day before a cardiac CT scan, patients should

  • drink plenty of fluids
  • take regular medications
  • take any additional medications prescribed by their doctor in preparation for the test

On the morning of the test, patients should

  • not eat any food
  • continue drinking plenty of water, but no other liquids (that includes coffee and other caffeine-containing beverages)
  • continue taking any medications prescribed by their doctor in preparation for the test

For Diabetics:

If you take medications for diabetes, please discuss with your doctor whether you should take your diabetes medications before the test on the day of your appointment.