Please register at the e-kiosk with an ID, before you head to the Nuclear Medicine Department. Also take any insurance papers with you, if your visit concerns an accident at work.
Practical questionsPractical questions
Do I have to come having fasted (with an empty stomach?
Most examinations do not require you to have an empty stomach. For the following examinations, however, it is necessary to have an empty stomach: heart examination (MIBI), stomach examination, examination of the bile ducts and a FDG PET/CT scan. You will be informed of this when you book an appointment.
Here are the appointments for which you need to be on an empty stomach:
May I take my medication?
A heart examination may require you to take (or you may not be allowed to take) certain medications, even if you need to come with an empty stomach. The cardiologist will let you know. For thyroid tests and some rare tests, it may be necessary to stop medication for a week or more before the examination. We will let you know when you schedule the appointment.
How much time should I plan on?
For some examinations, e.g. for the skeletal scintigraphy (also often called a 'bone scan'), several hours are required between the administration of the test substance and the scan. Certain examinations run over several days. You do not usually have to stay at the hospital during this waiting period, and you can go home. The time of the scintigraphy will be communicated to you, either at the time of the appointment or immediately after administration of the tracer.
More information on the practical aspects of most examinations can be found in the leaflets available under the different types of treatment (A-Z offer).
Application forms (for physicians)Application forms (for physicians)
This information is intended for physicians.