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.