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Preparing for
your examination

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Preparing for
your examination

Prepare for your examination by reading the preparation information below.

Barium Swallow, Barium Follow Through or Barium Meal

Do not have anything to eat or drink for six hours before your appointment.

Barium Enema

Follow the instructions on the bowel cleansing kit provided by your doctor or from our rooms.

Virtual (CT) Colonography

Collect a bowel cleansing kit from our rooms, and follow the instructions.

IVP

Do not eat or drink for four hours before your appointment.

CT Urogram

Please only have fluids for 4 hours prior to your appointment.

CT Abdomen

Please only have fluids for 4 hours prior to your appointment.

MRI

No preparation is required. At your appointment you will be asked to complete a safety questionnaire to ensure you are eligible to be scanned.

Mammography

Do not use talcum powder or deodorant on the day of your appointment. Please wear a two-piece outfit.

Facet Joint or Nerve Root Injection:

No preparation required unless your doctor has arranged sedation.

Upper Abdominal Ultrasound

Do not eat, drink or smoke for six hours before your appointment.

Pelvic, Renal, Obstetric Ultrasound

A full bladder is required. Drink 1 litre of water finishing at least 1 hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder.

Nuclear Medicine

Details will be available when making your appointment.