Nothing to eat or drink except water for six hours prior to your
recommend that you drink a couple of glasses of water during the two
hours prior to the scan appointment time
Please note you do not require a full bladder for the study.
you are diabetic please contact us.
you arrive late for your appointment we may not be able to proceed with
the examination. We try to keep waiting times to a minimum and hope to
have your understanding if there is a delay.
Please call us as soon as possible on 020 8383 0595 to
confirm that you intend to keep this appointment.
If you are pregnant, or are breast
feeding, please contact us for advice before your appointment.
test takes about 2 and a half hours to complete. You will be given an
injection of a radioactive tracer (material that can be followed through
the body by the radiation it produces).
will then be asked to rest quietly for 1 hour to allow the tracer to be
properly distributed throughout the body. You will then be scanned. The
scan itself takes approximately 20 minutes. After that you may go home.
will need to avoid close contact with pregnant women, babies and small
children for the rest of the day.
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Please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen),
(202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a
radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10
a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.