ULTRASOUND

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have any further concerns not answered below or feel there is something that should be on this page, feel free to drop us a message via the contact form found here.

I am having an ultrasound and flow rate study.  How much should I drink to have a full bladder for my scan?

The amount of water required varies from person to person, but we recommend approximately 1 litre of water about an hour before the time of your scan.  It is important that you then do not go to the toilet before your scan.  If you are anxious about how long it will take to fill your bladder, we suggest that you could try drinking some water at home, and see how long it takes for your bladder to feel full.

Can I eat before an ultrasound scan?

You may eat as normal unless you are having an abdominal ultrasound, in which case you must not eat for four hours prior to your scan.

How long will my scan take?

Each scan takes approximately 15 minutes.  If you are having multiple scans it may take 15 minutes per scan, or some radiologists will be able to do multiple within 15 minutes. Feel free to enquire when booking your appointment.

How long will it take for my referring doctor/specialist to receive the results?

Ultrasound reports are usually ready approximately half an hour after your scan, but if they are being posted can take a day or two to arrive with your doctor.  Biopsy results may take a little longer to come back.  We are happy to fax any reports to your doctor as soon as they are available, if required.

What time is the last appointment?

101 Diagnostics is open 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).  The last appointment is 4.45pm, though this varies depending on which day of the week it is as each radiologist has slightly differing clinic times.

Can I take a copy of my images with me?

You can request a CD containing your images if you are seeing your specialist straight after the examination. If you require a second copy, please be aware there is a small charge for this.

Do you accept payment through health insurance?

We are recognised by all of the major insurance companies and are happy to invoice them directly if we are provided with your current pre-authorisation, case or claim number prior to your procedure.

I don't have insurance for this scan, how can I pay?

We accept payment by cash, cheque and all major credit cards apart from American Express and Diners Club.  Please make cheques payable to 101 Diagnostics.  Payment should be made on the day of your visit.

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