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How long does a procedure take?

Usually no more than 30 minutes, depending on the procedure.

What preparation is involved?

No food 4 hours prior to an Abdominal examination.

A full bladder is required for ultrasound Abdomen examinations.

Does it hurt?

Only a small needle prick if contrast is required for CT examinations.

Fine Needle Biopsies (FNA) use a needle to obtain the sample under local anaesthetic.

Why is contrast required?

Contrast works as a highlighter around your organs to enhance the images that the Radiologist views and reports on.

Do I need to get medical authorisation for my scan?

If a MRI or CT scan is required you will need to be referred by a Specialist and MEDICAL AID authorisation is required.

How long does the report take?

The length of time for the report depends on the complexity of the scan, but is usually completed within 2 hours.