Unless we tell you otherwise, please don’t have anything to eat or drink, except water, for six hours before your appointment.
In fact, it’s quite helpful if you drink 4 or 5 glasses of plain water.
Please confirm your appointment if requested to do so prior to your scan and arrive in plenty of time
You’re welcome to bring a friend or a relative with you – female companions must not be pregnant– but for safety reasons we won’t normally allow them into the examination room. It’s really important that you arrive by the time we tell you. We’ll need to give you an injection (see below – Preparation) which has an extremely short shelf life and if you’re late we might not be able to use it – and your appointment will have to be cancelled.
We may give you a medicine to enhance the scan results. If we think this is necessary, we’ll discuss it with you before your scan and you will not be able to drive afterwards so you will need to make arrangements for someone to collect you.