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Radiology (Xray)


Contact: RVI: (0191) 282 4330; Freeman Hospital: (0191) 223 1012

Barium Follow Through - A Barium Follow through is an X-ray examination of the small bowel, which links the stomach and large bowel.

Barium Swallow & Meal - A Barium Swallow & Meal is an X-ray examination of the gullet (oesophagus) and stomach.

Dacrocystogram - A Dacrocystogram is the name given to an examination of the tear duct.

Evacuation Proctogram - An Evacuation Proctogram is an X-Ray examination, which enables us to see the structures in your lower abdomen, and the way they move when you attempt to empty your bowel. It is carried out by a specially trained senior radiographer, or a radiologist (a doctor who specialises in x-rays).

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) - A Hysterosalpingogram is an x-ray of the womb and fallopian tubes. This procedure involves injecting a clear x-ray dye through the womb and into the fallopian tubes to see if there is a narrowing or blockage. This is carried out in an x-ray room in the Leazes Wing of the RVI.

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