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Loopogram for children

This is a test to give us information about your child's tummy.Show [+]Hide [-]

The test takes about 20 minutes.

Please bring a bottle feed or drink for your baby as we have found this can be very helpful. Babies and young children usually do not like having to be kept still for long! 

The contrast medium (warm liquid dye) will highlight the areas of bowel to be examined on the x-ray television. A series of x-ray pictures are taken during the test to record this information. After the test the contrast medium will be passed out through your child’s stoma/rectum without any discomfort, but it may feel a little sticky.


The results of this examination will be sent to your child's hospital consultant in the next 7-10 days, and s/he will contact you, either by appointment or letter.

More information

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Liz Hunter, Judith Hobson or any radiographer on 0191 282 4426.
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