Radiology patient information
- Can I drive a car after having a radiological examination?
Normally, yes, unless you were given a premedication (such as Dormicum) for claustrophobia. In this case, you should not drive for at least 24 hours.
- I have an upcoming examination and I am pregnant. What should I do?
Please call Radiology Admissions immediately. Your radiologists will verify that the exam can go on as planned, or come up with some possible alternatives. At any rate, please rest assured that someone will be in touch with you and your referring doctor to discuss the next steps.
- I suffer from claustrophobia. Can I still have an MRI?
Yes. Claustrophobia, or the fear of small spaces, is occasionally an issue for our patients. There are several ways to work around it and provide you with the best possible conditions for your scan. Please contact Radiology Admissions if you suffer from claustrophobia. We will work with you to find a solution (e.g. suitable medication) so you can undergo the examination with peace of mind. If you opt for medication (Dormicum nasal spray), then please remember to take someone with you to the exam as you will not be able to drive for 24 hours after the exam is completed.
- What should I do if I am unable to make an appointment?
Please call us at +41 41 939 55 77 as soon as you know that you are unable to make the appointment. A secretary will schedule another appointment for you.
- Can I have an MRI while carrying metal on or inside my body?
In general, metal should not be inserted into an MRI machine. If you have metal on or inside your body that cannot be removed, it is crucial that you inform the secretary or attending MTRA. The radiologist in charge of your MRI will decide if and under what conditions the examination shall take place.
- How and when do I obtain the results of my examination?
Once the exam is complete, you will usually be given a DVD that contains your images. Feel free to take this DVD with you to the next appointment with your doctor. Our radiologists will send your results to your doctor no later than six hours after the end of the examination.