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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.


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.

The radiologist will check the images and make a report within 2 working days after the examination. This report is forwarded to your GP or physician who requested the examination and with whom you need to make an appointment to discuss the results.


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.

The radiologist checks the images on the same day as the examination and makes a report. This report is forwarded to your GP or physician who requested the examination and with whom you need to make an appointment to discuss the results.

Preparing for an ultrasound of the upper abdomen, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas (the so-called abdominal ultrasound)

Disturbing intestinal gases or the contraction of the gallbladder inhibit a proper and careful imaging. It is, therefore, important to prevent this. This is why you should not drink any alcohol and only eat a light meal on the day before the examination.

On the day of the examination, you must refrain from eating or drinking anything, smoking, or taking chewing gum after midnight (‘nil by mouth’). When you need to take medication, then you can do this with 1 sip of water.

When you have diabetes, please let us know when planning the examination.

Preparing for an ultrasound of the lower abdomen, kidneys/bladder or prostate.

For this examination, it is important to have a full bladder.

  • 2 hours before the examination, you can go to the toilet for the final time to urinate.
  • You will then drink 6 glasses of water or another non-carbonated beverage.

Ultrasound upper and lower abdomen

Examinations of the upper as well as the lower abdomen are carried out at the same time. You need to follow the instructions for the ultrasound of the upper abdomen and try not to urinate from 1 hour before the examination.

The other ultrasound examinations do not require any special preparation.


You can visit the clinic for radiological examinations every day between 08:30 and 12:00 and between 12:30 and 16:00 hours. There is no need to make an appointment. Please note that we have a break between 12:00 and 12:30!

Please make an appointment when you need an ultrasound examination

Voor röntgenonderzoek kunt u dagelijks tussen 8.30 en 12.00 en tussen 12.30 en 16.00 uur bij ons terecht. Hiervoor hoeft u geen afspraak te maken.

Een echo moet op afspraak.
Locatie Jan van Goyenkade
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