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Getting ready for your scan

What you need to know.

For most scans loose fitting clothing is ideal

Obstetrics / pelvis / renal

You will need a full bladder. Drink two to four large glasses of water one hour prior to your appointment. Do not empty your bladder.


Abdominal / liver / gallbladder

Please do not eat, drink, smoke or chew for six hours before your scan. You can take your medication as usual with a little water.


What to bring with you

Please bring your referral form, all previous images and reports if you have them (e.g. ultrasound, X-ray, CT or MRI), and your growth chart for pregnancy scans (if available).


Please note: As this is a medical procedure, our policy is no more than two support people and ask that children do not attend.

Please do not bring recording devices or cameras into the room and ensure mobile phones are switched off. Your co-operation is appreciated.

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