Preparing for Your Exam

Thank you for choosing South Sound Radiology for your imaging needs. We appreciate your confidence in us.  In preparation for your appointment, we ask that you:

  • Please arrive at our office 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time (30 minutes for MRI exams) to complete any necessary paperwork.
  • Please be prepared to present a photo ID and any insurance cards upon arrival.
  • In the best interest of your child’s safety, we ask that you please make arrangements for their care while you are having your test performed at our facility.
  • A 24 hour notice is appreciated for any cancelled appointments.

History of Previous Exams

Have you had any prior imaging studies of the area to be scanned? If so, it is important to inform SSR of this information, including the facility and approximate dates/years of exams, prior to your exam. This helps us to locate the correct studies and have them available for the Radiologists to compare and note any changes that may have occurred.


For most scans, it can take 24 to 48 hours for the radiologist’s report to make it to your doctor. Usually, your doctor will discuss the results of the study with you and make plans for treating any symptoms you may be experiencing.

Exam Prep & Overview for your Specific Exam

Read an overview and learn how to prepare for your specific exam: