WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

IVP Routine


Department: X-Ray on the 1st floor of the Main Hospital

***Patient should report to Central Registration at least ½ hour prior to the scheduled appointment time to register/check-in.

Day before examination: (Eat only the following):

Noon =

  • 1 cup bouillon soup
  • 1 glass of clear apple or grape juice
  • 1 serving of plain jello (no cream, fruit or other additive)
  • 1 glass of skimmed milk

1pm = 1 large glass of water
3pm = 1 large glass of water
5pm = Dinner:

  • 1 cup bouillon soup
  • 1 serving of plain jello (no cream, fruit or other additive)

7pm = 1 large glass of water
8pm = 1 bottle of Citrate Magnesia
10pm =

  • Take 3 Ducolax tablets with one large glass of water.
  • Swallow tablets whole and DO NOT take within one hour of antacids or milk.
11pm = 1 large glass of water

Day of examination:

5am = Use one Ducolax suppository as follows:

  • Unwrap suppository and insert into rectum as high as possible.
  • Close thighs to retain for 15-20 minutes.
  • If you need assistance, make sure that a bedpan, diaper, commode or help to the bathroom is available.

Cleansing of the bowel is your responsibility so please take it seriously. The better you do it the greater the likelihood of accurate interpretation of the examination by the Radiologist. Therefore, it is in your own best interest to follow these instructions carefully and completely. Timing is important.

Please bring a list of all medications that you are currently taking.



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