Instructions For Patients


  • BRING IN ANY PRIOR XRAY OR SCAN FILMS - often these are essential for comparison, enabling us to make a more accurate report of your examination
  • BRING IN YOUR REFERRAL FORM provided by your doctor. This is to ensure that we perform the correct test for you.
  • BRING YOUR MEDICARE CARD - Bring details / cards for any cashless service you are entitled for.
  • FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS detailed below for your imaging procedure

  • NOTE:When you are required to fast for an examination, you may still take your usual medications with a sip of water.

Ultrasound Scan of Pelvis, Pregnancy or Kidneys You need to have a full bladder. Drink 1 litre of water-based fluids finishing at least 1 hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder.
Ultrasound of Gall Bladder or Upper Abdomen Nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours before appointment.
CT Scan of Abdomen or Pelvis Nothing to eat or drink for 4 hours before appointment.
CT Scan of Head, Neck, Spine or Chest No preparation required.