Exam Prep Instructions

Coronary CTA

office locations

Hub Plaza
1101 Opal Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tel
(240) 313-9700
(800) 287-7155
Robinwood Professional Center
11110 Medical Campus Road
Suite #204 RED Entrance
Suite #222 GREEN Entrance -Ultrasound
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Tel
(301) 714-4200
(800) 986-9729
Women's Imaging Center
11110 Medical Campus Road
Suite #245 BLUE Entrance /
SILVER Entrance
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Tel
(301) 714-4200
(800) 986-9729
Diagnostic Imaging Services at Professional Court
1110 Professional Court
Suite #200
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tel
(301) 714-4200
(800) 986-9729

Coronary CTA Prep

  • Take your usual medicines on the morning of the test.
  • If you were prescribed MEDROL, please follow written instructions.
  • For appointment before 12:00 noon, no solid food 3 hours before exam, may drink clear liquids.
  • For appointment 12:00 noon or after, light breakfast followed by clear liquids.
  • No smoking or caffeine on the day of the test.
  • No ED medicines (i.e. Viagra, Levitra or Cialis) 48 hours before test.

If you have asthma, have a previous reaction to IV contrast, or a life threatening reaction to medications, your doctor may want to prescribe a steroid prep, which is as follows:
  • 32 mg Medrol – 12 hours prior to exam time
  • 32 mg Medrol – 2 hours prior to exam time

Unaccompanied children: Please do not bring children with you unless they are the patient scheduled for the exam. If adult patients must bring children with them, we do ask that another adult be present to supervise.


If you have any questions, you may reach us at 301-714-4200.