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  • Preparing for Your Exam at Rhode Island Hospital

    • For X-rays of the chest, abdomen, spine or extremities:
      No special preparation is necessary.
    • For a barium swallow:
      Do not eat after midnight before the exam. You may take routine medications with a sip of water before the exam.
    • For a barium enema:
      Obtain Fleet Enema Prep Kit #1 from a local pharmacy and follow the 18-hour instruction included in the kit.
      NOTE: Make sure you obtain Fleet Enema Prep Kit #1, which is different from the general Fleet Enema.
    • For an IVP:
      Obtain Fleet Enema Prep Kit #1 from a local pharmacy and follow the 18-hour instruction included in the kit.
      NOTE: Make sure you obtain Fleet Enema Prep Kit #1, which is different from the general Fleet Enema.

    Please follow the links below to other common Rhode Island Hospital test preps.