Nuclear Medicine

Questions the Central Scheduler May ask when scheduling an exam:

  • HAS THE PATIENT HAD A RECENT IMAGING EXAM TO THE AREA OF INTEREST? WAS IT DONE HERE? IF NOT, INSTRUCT PATIENT TO BRING FILMS WITH THEM THE DAY OF THEIR EXAM. HAVE OUTSIDE REPORT FAXED TO ATTN: SPECIFIC DEPT AT # 479-5621 BEFORE THE DAY OF EXAM
  • HAS THE PATIENT HAD A RECENT IMAGING EXAM USING IODINATED CONTRAST? IF YES, WAIT 4 WEEKS TO SCHEDULE THIS EXAM.
  • HOW MUCH DOES THE PATIENT WEIGH? IF OVER 400 LBS, THIS EXAM CANNOT BE SCHEDULED AT PAH. PLEASE SPECIFY POUNDS OR KILOGRAMS.
  • IS THE PHYSICIAN ORDERING ANY ORAL SEDATION FOR THIS EXAM? IF YES, ORDER PROCEDURE “ORAL SED” TO ENSURE A NURSE IS PRESENT DURING THIS EXAM.
  • DOES THE PATIENT TAKE A THYROID SUPPLEMENT? IF YES, PLEASE WAIT 4 WEEKS TO SCHEDULE EXAM AFTER STOPPING THIS MEDICATION.
  • PLEASE HAVE THE PATIENT BRING A CURRENT LIST OF MEDICATIONS THEY ARE TAKING TO INCLUDE NONPRESCRIPTION AND HERBAL MEDICINES.
  • THE ORDERING PHYSICIAN NEEDS TO SUPPLY AN H & P FOR ALL ANESTHESIA PROVIDED SEDATION. THE H & P SHOULD BE SENT TO PRE-ADMISSION SCREENING, FAX NUMBER 479-5651.
  • WHAT INSURANCE DOES THE PATIENT HAVE AND DOES IT REQUIRE PRE-CERTIFICATION?

  • NUC MED BONE SCANS

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 30 minutes for the scan portion of this exam.
    • YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INJECTION AND RETURN 3 HOURS LATER FOR THE SCAN.
    • PLEASE BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.
    • YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FORCE FLUIDS BETWEEN THE INJECTION AND THE SCAN.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • NUCLEAR MEDICINE BOWEL MECKELS SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 1 hour for this exam. The patient will receive an IV injection and then images will be taken.
    • NOTHING BY MOUTH 4 HOURS PRIOR TO EXAM, AVOID BARIUM STUDIES PRIOR TO EXAM.
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • NUCLEAR MEDICINE GALLIUM SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 1 hour for this exam. The patient will be injected and then will return 6 – 72 hours later for follow-up scans, determined by the Radiologist
    • AVOID BARIUM STUDIES PRIOR TO EXAM.
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBAL.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm

  • NUC MED GASTRIC EMPTYING SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 2 hour for this exam. The patient will consume a breakfast of radio-labeled eggs and images are taken as the stomach empties.
    • NOTHING BY MOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE EXAM
    • PLEASE BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBAL.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER THE EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • NUC MED HIDA SCAN/NUCLEAR CHOLANGIOGRAM

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow 1 to 2 hours for this exam.
    • NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK 4 HOURS BEFORE THE EXAM, THIS INCLUDES PAIN MEDICATION
    • DO NOT TAKE PAIN MEDICINE BEFORE EXAM
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • NUCLEAR MEDICINE MUGA SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 1 hour for this exam. The patient will have blood drawn for this exam. During
    • this exam requires the patient be placed on an EKG monitor.
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBAL.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER
    • EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physicianfax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • NUC MED PARATHYROID SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • The patient is given an IV injection, waits 15 minutes then images are taken, patient will then
    • return 3 hours later for delayed imaging.
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT THE TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm

  • NUCLEAR MEDICINE RENAL SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 45 minutes for this exam. The patient will receive an injection and then scanned
    • for 30 minutes
    • THE PATIENT SHOULD BE WELL HYDRATED
    • THE PATIENT SHOULD BRING A LIST OF ALL CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • NUC MED THYROID SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 60 minutes for this exam. The patient will receive an injection and wait 20 minutes and then be scanned.
    • YOU WILL NEED TO BE OFF THYROID MEDICINE FOR 4 WEEKS. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE TAKING PTU OR TAPAZOLE, YOU WILL NEED TO BE OFF THIS MEDICINE 5 TO 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXAM.
    • YOU CAN NOT HAVE ANY EXAMS WITH IODINATED CONTRAST AGENT FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO THIS EXAM
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  • NUC MED THYROID UPTAKE/SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 60 minutes for this exam. Patient will take Radio-Iodine capsules and then return 6 hours later for the scan.
    • YOU WILL NEED TO BE OFF THYROID MEDICINE FOR 4 WEEKS, HOWEVER IF YOU ARE TAKING PTU OR TAPAZOLE, YOU WILL NEED TO BE OFF THIS MEDICINE 5 TO 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EXAM.
    • YOU CAN NOT HAVE ANY EXAMS WITH IODINATED CONTRAST AGENT FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO THIS EXAM.
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR MEDICATIONS YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING WITH YOU, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER
    • EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

  •  NUC MED V-Q LUNG SCAN/VENT/PERFUSION LUNG SCAN

    Instructions:

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
    • Allow up to 1 hour for this exam.
    • This is a two-part exam looking at airflow and blood flow in the lungs. You will receive an injection for this exam.
    • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
    • IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, THIS TEST CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
    • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 48 HOURS AFTER EXAM.

    Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875

    If you have any questions regarding your test please call the Nuclear Medicine Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3104. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

    The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

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Patricia Huckabay is Employee of the Month

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Patricia Huckabay. She is a clerk in the patient registration department and has been employed at Passavant five years. Her nomination from a grateful co-worker read, “Patricia is pleasant and friendly with everyone. She always has a smile. She always goes above and beyond creating a wonderful experience for every patient. She helps wherever needed and does anything without complaint. Patricia often stays when the department is short-staffed and has helped out with all shifts. Recently, she noticed a job that needed to be done. She took the initiative to discover what she could do to help. She followed up on each issue with progress and took time to learn. She also came up with a great idea to add notes to each visit so that everyone could view the work that had been done. Patricia is an asset to Passavant and Patient Registration. We are lucky to have her!” “As a patient registration clerk, I ensure patient insurance and demographic information is up-to-date. I create, update and maintain most outpatient and inpatient visits. In addition, I order laboratory, x-ray and other outpatient tests,” Patricia said. The care and compassion we provide here makes Passavant a fantastic place to work and an even better place to get the care you need,” added Patricia. Patricia resides in Jacksonville with her two children, Kyla and Ava. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives eight hours off with pay, an Employee of the Month plaque, a close parking space for one month, gift cards for the Cafeteria and Gift Shop, a movie gift card, pen and pencil set, picnic blanket, flashlight/tool kit, Mason jar cup, umbrella, small cooler, lunch sack, drawstring tote, water bottle, notepad, flashlight key ring, coffee mug, and cup.

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