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Radiology

What preparations are required for an MRI scan?

You are not required to have an empty stomach for the examination; however, you should not eat 1-2 hours before your appointment and even then eat only lightly.  If you are to be given contrast material, results of laboratory kidney function tests not older than one month are needed.

 

What preparations are required for an abdominal CT scan?

You must arrive with your stomach empty, but, should take your important medications.  Diabetic Patients on Metformin, must stop taking the medication 2 days prior to the examination.  If you are to be given contrast material, results of laboratory kidney function tests not older than one month are needed.  Contrast material given by mouth or injected in a vein may cause nausea and vomiting.

 

What are the limits of the MRI scan?

The MRI will accommodate a Patient of 135 Kg maximum weight and a chest height of maximum 30 cm.  You will be required to lie completely still on our back for 20-40 minutes.

How long do the mammography results take?

The results usually take up to two weeks.  The reason for this is that two radiologists will evaluate the results independent of each other marking positive abnormalities.  The two readings ensure the mammography’s accuracy.  When a screening examination is repeated it must be compared with the previous mammography.  Should the two radiologist’s opinions vary, the decision will be made whether the Patient should be called back for examination.

 

How soon will the CT/MRI reports be finished?

You will receive the CD containing the images immediately after the scanning and the report should take about 3 work days

 

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.