Counties Manukau Health Radiology
Public Service, Radiology, Cancer Network Group, Pregnancy Ultrasound
What to expect
You will be admitted to the hospital and asked to sign a consent form saying that you agree to have the procedure. You are not able to eat or drink anything for 4 hours before the procedure. You will need to change into a hospital gown (but can stay in your own underwear) and will then be taken on a bed to the CT Department where the procedure will be carried out. You will be given an injection of a local anaesthetic and asked to lie still on your side for 15-20 minutes until the procedure is finished.