- X-Ray "Digital Radiography"
- CT Scanning
- CT Fluoroscopy / Interventional Procedures
- Abdominal / Liver Ultrasound
- Renal Ultrasound (Kidneys and Bladder)
- Pelvic Ultrasound
- Obstetric Ultrasound
- Vascular Ultrasound
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Breast Ultrasound
X-Ray Digital Radiography
Depending on the body part being examined, you may be asked to change into a provided gown. Jewellery and body piercing items which are in the field of interest may make interpretation of the images difficult. For this reason, removal of these items is preferable. No other specific preparation is required.
For CT of brain, chest and neck: have nothing to eat or drink for two hours prior to the examination.
For CT of abdomen and pelvis: have nothing to eat or drink for four hours prior to the examination. If oral contrast is required, you will be asked to drink the contrast solution 1 to 2 hours prior to the examination.
For CT scans of other parts of the body: special preparation is not usually required.
CT Fluoroscopy / Interventional Procedures
If specific preparation is required, our staff will contact you. Most CT Fluoroscopies require the patient to have someone to drive them home afterwards.
Abdominal / Liver Ultrasound
Abdominal/liver ultrasound requires you have nothing to eat or drink and no smoking or chewing gum for six hours prior to the examination.
For children under six years of age, please contact site for preperation.
Renal Ultrasound (Kidneys and Bladder)
A full bladder is required for this study.
The bladder needs to be emptied 1.5 hours prior to the appointment. Then drink 1 litre of water over the next 30 minutes and hold until your appointment.
Have nothing to eat for six hours prior to the examination.
For children under six years of age, drink two glasses of water 30 minutes before the appointment.
Pelvic & Obstetric Ultrasound
A full bladder is required for this study. The bladder needs to be emptied 1.5 hours prior to the appointment. Then drink 1 litre of water over the next 30 minutes and hold until your appointment.
Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound
Preparation for the Nuchal Translucency Scan
- Have an early pregnancy scan to establish an accurate gestational age of your baby.
- Book your scan between the gestational ages of 11 weeks 3 days and 13 weeks 6 days.
- If possible, have your blood test performed between 10-11 weeks. If your are more than 11 weeks this is still acceptable and preferably have this blood test performed a minimum of three days prior to your scan.
- Fill your bladder as per directions given to you by our reception staff.
- Bring any prior scans that you may have had for this pregnancy.
- Fill out all paperwork given to you by reception staff as accurately as possible.
- Book a follow-up appointment with your referring doctor to get the results of your scan.
Generally no preparation is required.
Abdominal Vascular requires no food or drink, smoking or chewing for six hours prior.
No preparation is required.
No preparation is required.
No preparation is required for a breast ultrasound alone, however please note there is preparation for a mammography. It is extremely important to bring any previous breast examination films to your appointment for comparison.
For this examination we request you do not wear any under-arm deodorant or talcum powder, as this may distort the images. Please wear a two piece outfit. It is extremely important to bring any previous breast examination films for comparison.