Radiology patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Angiogram - Having an angiogram

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having an angiogram. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Angioplasty - Having an angioplasty

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having an angioplasty in the Interventional Radiology (IR) department. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Barium enema

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a barium enema. This examination allows the radiologist to check how well your bowel is working.

Barium follow through examination

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a barium follow through exam. This examination allows the radiologist to check how well your stomach and bowel are working.

Barium meal

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a barium meal. This examination allows the radiologist to check how well your oesophagus, stomach and small bowel are working.

Barium meal and follow through examination

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a barium meal and follow through examination. This procedure allows the radiologist to check how well your oesophagus, stomach and small bowel are working.

Barium swallow

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a barium swallow. This examination allows the radiologist to check how well your oesophagus and stomach are working.

Biopsy - after your breast needle biopsy

Description:
This leaflet explains what to do after your breast needle biopsy. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of staff caring for you.

Biopsy - Going home after your vacuum biopsy

Description:
This leaflet provides aftercare advice following your vacuum biopsy.

Biopsy - Having a bone biopsy

Description:
This information sheet is designed to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a bone biopsy. It includes the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come into hospital.

Biopsy - Having a core biopsy of the breast

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having an ultrasound guided core biopsy of the breast. It explains the benefits and risks of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Biopsy - Having a liver biopsy

Description:
This information sheet is designed to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a liver biopsy. It includes the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come into hospital.

Biopsy - Having a renal biopsy

Description:
This information sheet is designed to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a renal (kidney) biopsy. It includes the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come into hospital.

Biopsy - Key information about having a biopsy in the interventional radiology department

Description:
This leaflet offers important instructions for patients who have been invited to have a biopsy in the interventional radiology department.

Blocked bile ducts - Draining procedure

Description:
This information sheet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about having your bile ducts drained. It gives information on a method called percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD).
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