PATIENTS

Patient Information

Your doctor has recommended Balaclava Radiology. We use the latest advanced medical imaging equipment for better quality imaging and increased patient safety. Our radiologists have many years of experience, as well as a broad range of qualifications. The entire team at Balaclava Radiology are committed to providing our patients and referrers with an efficient, high quality radiology service. We understand how stressful medical procedures can be so we aim to make your visit to us as comfortable and friendly as possible.

Balaclava Radiology is open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm. We are conveniently located in Balaclava where public transport is at our doorstep, also ample free parking available. Each procedure requires different preparation. Please contact us if you can’t find the relevant information. Our friendly staff are always happy to answer any questions about your procedure or help with general enquiries.

Preparation for Examination

Unless otherwise advised, please continue to take your medications as usual. If you are diabetic, please advise us at the time of booking as fasting may be required for an examination.

Note: This information is on the back of the referral forms
 
CT Scan
 
Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis: Fast for 6 hours prior to examination, Chest, Neck, Brain: Fast for 4 hours prior to examination.

Ultrasound Information

Abdomen: 

Nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to the examination.

Pelvis, Renal & 1st Trimester Pregnancy: 

Empty bladder 1.5 hours before examination and drink 1 litre of water over the next 30 minutes & do not empty bladder. Bladder must be full for this examination.

Aorta Duplex: 

48 hours prior to examination no gassy drinks. 24 hours prior to examination no dairy or fatty foods. Nothing to eat or drink from 9 pm the night before the examination. Renal Duplex: On the morning of the examination – Black tea and toast lightly spread with butter. No smoking and No chewing gum.

Gender Scans: 

For further information and prices, please contact us.

Workers Compensation & Motor Vehicle Insurance

Costs for services that are intended to be covered by Workers Compensation or Motor Vehicle Insurance need to be approved by the insurer before an appointment is made.