Archive: Imaging

Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy (RIG)

This booklet will explain to you the procedure that you are going to have, and the care required for your radiologically inserted gastrostomy (RIG) after it is placed. What is...

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Your X-ray

What is an X-ray? This is a picture of the internal structures of the relevant part of the body, produced by exposure to a controlled source of X-rays. The resulting...

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Varicocele Embolisation

This information sheet will explain the examination you are going to have. It is also important that you follow the instructions from your hospital Consultant. What is a Varicocele embolisation?...

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Tunnelled Line Insertion

This information sheet will explain the procedure you are going to have. It is very important that you follow the instructions from your hospital consultant. What is a tunnel line?...

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Transfemoral Angiogram

This information sheet will explain the examination you are going to have. It is also very important that you follow the instructions from your hospital consultant. What is a Transfemoral...

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Your Water Soluble Enema

What is an enema? An enema is a special X-ray study of the large bowel which would not normally show up on an ordinary X-ray. Contrast medium is used to...

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Your Small Bowel Meal

What is a Small Bowel Meal? A small bowel meal is an examination of the small bowel which does not normally show up on X-ray. Barium is used as a...

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Your Barium Swallow

What is a Barium Swallow? A Barium Swallow is an examination of the gullet, or oesophagus, which does not normally show up well on an X-ray. Are there any risks?...

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Your Barium Meal

What is a Barium Meal? A barium meal is an examination of the gullet (oesophagus, stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). These do not normally show...

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Your CT Scan

PATIENT INFORMATION – YOUR CT (COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY) SCAN What is a CT scan? A CT scanner is a special X-ray machine which produces cross-sectional images of the body. You will...

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