Patient Info

Important

PLEASE BRING YOUR PREVIOUS FILMS TO YOUR EXAMINATION.

Appointments are required for ultrasound, CT Scans and mammography.

General X-Rays do not require an appointment.

The following preparations were written with adults in mind. For children or patients who feel they may not be able to cope with the particular preparations required, please contact our staff.

Previous history of any allergic reaction with Intravenous Contrast Medium should be reported to our reception staff when making your appointment. Medication to reduce the risk of a Contrast Medium reaction may be required & can be arranged by our staff.

Ultrasound Preparations

Abdomen:
Fast for 6 hours. Please do not smoke during this period. Take normal medications with a sip of water – no milk or soft drinks.
 
Pelvis:
It is important that you have a full bladder at the time of the examination. Empty your bladder 1hr 30mins before the appointment and then drink 1litre of clear fluid over the next hour. Do not empty your bladder until after the ultrasound examination.
 
Renal:
Fast for 6 hours before the appointment. A full bladder will be required. Empty your bladder 1hr 30mins prior to the appointment and then drink 1litre of clear fluid over the next hour. Do not empty your bladder until after the ultrasound examination.
 
Obstetric Ultrasound (up to 25 weeks):
A full bladder will be required. Empty your bladder 1hr 30mins prior to the appointment time, then drink 1 litre of clear fluid over the next hour.
 
Obstetric Ultrasound (more than 25 weeks):
Drink 3-4 glasses of clear fluid from 1 hour before your appointment.
 
Breast, Thyroid, Scrotal, Leg Veins or Duplex Carotid Ultrasound:
No preparation is required.
 
Renal arteries or Abdominal Aorta Doppler:
Fast for 6hours prior to the examination, with no smoking during this time.

CT Scan Preparations 

CT Abdomen, CT Pelvis, CT Chest, CT Head, CT Soft Tissue Neck or CT Angiography:

Fast for 4 hours. It is important to remain hydrated. Please advise our staff if you are diabetic, asthmatic or have any allergies. Please drink two glasses of water in the hour before your appointment. For abdominal or pelvic scans, you may require additional preparation in the form of oral contrast to enhance the stomach and bowel. Our staff will advise you of this at the time of booking.

CT Spine, CT Sinuses, CT Joints:
No preparation is required.

X-Ray Preparations 

General X-Rays:
No preparation is required.

Mammography Preparations 

Mammography:
Please do not use talcum powder or deodorant on the day of examination.

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