For Patients

Scheduling an appointment

You can reach us from Mondays to Fridays 8:00 - 17:00 (continuous).

Call us at
09 233 08 93
  (International calls: +32 9 233 08 93)

Radiologie Dr. F. CUIGNIEZ
Groot-Brittanniëlaan 28
9000 GENT

  1. Bring your ID card, SIS card and the referral letter from your doctor

    We need a written requisition from a doctor to perform an examination. So, first go and see your physician who will prescribe the appropriate radiological imaging examinations.
    In special circumstances, your physician can: call us with instructions, fax us the referral letter at 09 233 08 93 (international +32 9 224 20 778) or mail the document to
    Without the appropriate health insurance documents, you have to pay the examination immediately.

  2. Wear comfortable clothing

    Wear comfortable clothes and underwear without metal or strass.
    Women are advised to wear a thin top or T-shirt without buttons, metal or strass.

  3. An ultrasound of the upper abdomen is done on an empty stomach

    You cannot eat, drink or smoke 8 hours before the examination.

  4. An ultrasound of the lower abdomen requires a full bladder

    First, empty your bladder if possible. Next, drink 1/2 litre water one hour before the examination.

  5. Always mention if you have any allergies and/or diabetes

    This is especially important when you need an infiltration (puncture) in your back or joint.

  6. When an injection is required:

    Please take somebody with you, to bring you home. You'd better not drive within the first couple of hours after an infiltration.

Frequently asked questions

  • How much do I have to pay?

    The majority of the cost is paid by your health insurance company. You only pay a personal share which is not reimbursed.
    The personal share usually adds up to €25. In case of back and joint procedures, this can be slightly higher.
    You can pay cash or with Bancontact / Mister Cash. We do not accept credit cards.

  • What should I bring?

    Always bring your identity card, SIS card if available and the referral document from your doctor. Wear comfortable clothing and underwear without metal or strass.
    Women are advised to wear a T-shirt or thin top without buttons, metal or strass.

  • Do I get the results?

    You receive a written report after the examination. The images and the report are also sent electronically to your doctor within 30 minutes of the examination.
    If we have to do additional research or compare the current results with prior radiology examinations, we report our findings to your referring physician within 24 hours.
    We can forward the images and report to a physician of your choice, e.g. if you would like a second opinion. Please provide us with the name and email address of this doctor.
    You can easily watch the images online. We do no longer issue images on transparent film or paper.
    Go to and log in with: the reference number mentioned on the envelope with the written report and your birth date (ddmmyyyy).
    Do you encounter any problems to consult your images? Please call +32 (0)9 233 08 93 or send an e-mail to

  • How do I get to the practice?

    • Car: paid parking at Great Britain Avenue and environs (and around Bijlokeparkje).
    • Free parking at 200m at the end of BIJLOKEMEERS (GPS: MARTELAARSLAAN 11).
    • Tram-Bus: at 20m: stop 'Bijlokehof'
    • On foot: intersection Martelaarslaan and Great Britain Avenue.
    • Difficult to walk? There is one drop-off or parking space just
      in front of the practice (first parking lot on the street).
      For the disabled are at 150m. Three special parking spaces at the beginning of BIJLOKEMEERS, side street of Martelaarslaan nr9.

      Plan parkings

  • Are X-ray examinations safe?

    X-rays are a form of ionising radiation and are potentially dangerous. However, do not skip an X-ray exam out of fear. The benefit of a necessary X-ray examination is more important than the estimated risk.
    We are well-trained and equipped to prevent excessive doses. Additionally, we work according to the ALARA principle: As Low As Reasonably Achievable.
    Annual radiation doses higher than 100 mSv are harmful. But you should know that:

    • A normal X-Ray examination is usually lower than 2 mSv
    • A CT scan of the abdomen belly delivers 5-10 mSv (sometimes slightly more)