Preparing for the Examination (for adults)
Preparing for the Examination (for children)
- Newborn to 2 years old: drink 2 hours before the scan
- 3 years to 13 years: do not urinate before the scan and drink 450 mL (15 oz.) of water 30 to 60 minutes before the scan (varies by child)
- 14 years and older: it is important to have finished drinking four eight-ounce (960 mL) glasses of water or juice 75 minutes before the test and not to urinate. You need to have a full bladder during your appointment.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.
The costs of this examination are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).