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Preparing for your DDR appointment

Before Your Appointment

Fasting for your appointment

Pre-scan preparations and fasting will vary according to the scan to be done and the region that is to be scanned. Please refer to the Patient Preparation page  for more information.

You can contact us at gdrappt@sgh.com.sg or 6321 4225.

Reschedule or Cancel scan appointment

Please contact us at gdrappt@sgh.com.sg or 6321 4225. Our call centre operating hours are Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 6.00pm; Sat: 8.30am to 12.30pm. We are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Day of Appointment

Things to bring for your appointment

Please bring along the original request form and any previous X-rays, CT, MRI or Ultrasound images performed in any private clinic/outside institutions that you may have.

  • If you are covered by your company or any other payment schemes
    Please provide the Letter of Guarantee (LOG) and/or any other supporting documents during registration.
  • For referral by SAF
    Please provide the Letter of Identity (LOI) issued by CMPB, dated same day as procedure date or SAF Identity Card (11B), whichever applicable. Submit to our staff on the day of procedure.

Arrival Timing

Please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time for registration. If you are late, your appointment may be rescheduled to another day/time.

During Your Scan

Photography and video recording of the radiological examination is not allowed in the examination room.

Read more about your procedure by selecting the procedure below

Fluoroscopy

A fluoroscopy examination uses a type X-ray called fluoroscopic imaging to view images of the body in real-time.

Plain Radiography (X-ray)

X-rays use ionising radiation to obtain images of various parts of the body.

Computed tomography (CT)

A CT (Computed Tomography) Scan is an x-ray procedure performed using a computerised x-ray scanner to obtain cross-sectional images of the body.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a versatile medical diagnostic technique used to create detailed images of the body using a magnetic field and radio waves.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a non-ionising imaging method that uses sound waves to produce images of structures within the body.

Breast Imaging

Breast imaging utilizes modalities that involve ionising radiation (such as mammography) and non-ionising methods (including ultrasound and MRI).

​FAQs

Why is my scan not scheduled within SGH campus?

We have satellite imaging centres (for example, Camden Medical Centre) and collaborate with other SingHealth Institutions and select private imaging centres to provide high quality imaging for you more expediently.

Am I allowed to go to a private imaging centre on my own to get my scans done?

Please consult your clinician before you do so. Apart from the private imaging centres that we specifically collaborate with, we do not have an overview of how the imaging is performed and cannot ensure their image quality.