X-ray / Radiographic Procedures
Common X ray procedure tests done at our center.
- Barium Meal
- Barium Swallow
- Barium meal follow through
- Barium Enema
- Micturating Cystourethrogram (MCU)
- Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
What to expect during the test
- You may be asked to remove clothing or jewellery that may be close to the area being examined.
- If you are asked to remove your clothing, you will be offered a gown to wear.
- Depending on the type of test you are having, you may be asked to take a contrast substance. You may be given this via swallowing, enema, catheter or via an injection, usually into the hand or arm or into a joint.
- If a joint is being looked at we will ask you to either stand, sit or lay on the X-ray table. Depending on the test you may be asked to move into different positions, move a certain body part, or hold your breath for a short time.
- If the test requires you to swallow a liquid, you will be asked to take a mouthful and hold it in your mouth until the Radiographer asks you to swallow.
- The type of test you are having and area of the body being looked at and/or treated will determine the length of time for the test.