Radiology

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MC Jan van Goyen includes a radiology department for X-rays and ultrasounds. With regard to radiography, or X-ray, examinations, you can come to our clinic every day and without a prior appointment. Ultrasound examinations are conducted on appointment.
Your GP or physician usually requests a radiological examination in order to make a good diagnosis. As the report of the radiologist is often one of the factors on which your GP or physician will make the diagnosis, you will always discuss the result of the X-rays with your GP or physician, and not with the radiologist.

There is no need to make an appointment for an X-ray examination. You can come to the clinic every day between 08:30 and 16:00 hours. For an ultrasound examination, please call the radiology department to make an appointment.

X-ray examination

During a radiography examination, X-rays go through a part of the patient’s body. This produces digital images that are assessed on special screens.

The lab technician will give you directions on what you need to do during the examination. The digital images of the examination are stored and forwarded to the radiologist for the assessment. The radiologist assesses the X-ray photos in order to get an image of the possible defects of the heart and lungs, abdominal organs, or bone structure.

This examination does not require any special preparations.

Result
Within 2 working days after the examination, the radiologist will review the images and prepare a report. This report is forwarded to the applicant (in many cases your GP) with whom you make an appointment to discuss the results.

Echo

During an ultrasound examination, harmless, high-frequency sound waves are sent through the patient’s body. The body reflects part of the sound waves and this creates an image. In this way, it is possible to make an image of many organs, but also of the locomotor apparatus. The radiologist assesses the images of the part of the body that has been examined with the objective to get a good impression of condition and other aspects of the organs and structures and to find possible defects.

Result
The radiologist views the images on the same day as the examination and prepares a report. This report is forwarded to the applicant (in many cases your GP) with whom you make an appointment to discuss the results.

Preparation ultrasound of the abdomen (including liver, gallbladder, kidneys and pancreas).

Disturbing intestinal gas or contraction of the gallbladder prevents accurate imaging. That must be prevented. The day before the examination, you should not consume leeks, onions, cabbage, beans, chewing gum, coffee and carbonated drinks. This causes gas in your intestines and air and gas make the ultrasound image difficult to assess

Day by the research

  • If you have an appointment in the morning (before 12:00), you can have a light breakfast, for example a cup of tea (with sugar if necessary) and 1 or 2 rusks/crackers or white sandwiches with jam, without butter. You can drink unlimited water. This can be tap water and still water from a bottle (definitely no coffee or carbonated drinks).
  • If you have an appointment in the afternoon (after 12.30 pm), you can simply have breakfast (without coffee) and have a light lunch before 12:00, for example a cup of tea (possibly with sugar) and 1 or 2 rusks / crackers or white sandwiches with jam, without butter. You can drink unlimited water. This can be tap water and still water from a bottle. (definitely no coffee or carbonated drinks).
  • A filled bladder is required for the kidney examination, so we request that you do not urinate from 1 hour before the examination.”

Our specialists

Lairessestraat

Visiting address

Jan van Goyenkade 1
1075 HN Amsterdam

Call us for an appointment 020 - 305 58 00

You can call for an appointment from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 5 pm.
You can walk in for the x-ray until 16:00 pm

You need a referral from your GP.

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