Some scans require your child to fast, drink fluids or have a full bladder. The fasting times vary depending on the scan and the time of day it is to be performed. It should be noted that fasting means nothing to eat or drink from the specified time on the appointment card. Some scans also require your child to be admitted to the Day Ward (Beech Ward) on Level 2 of the National Children's Hospital. Here your child will be seen and registered by an admission officer, nurse and doctor prior to going for their scan. There are links below for more information on your childs individual scan.
There are many different types of scans and you will be given more detailed information in writing when your childs appointment is confirmed by the hospital.
X-Ray Barium Swallow Meal