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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.

Biopsy - Ultrasound-guided biopsy of the breast

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having an ultrasound-guided core biopsy of the breast, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Cardiac (heart) MRI

Description:
What to expect when you have an MRI scan for your heart, including how to prepare and what happens on the day.

Contrast injection leak guidance (extravasation)

Description:
Information on what to do if the contrast dye injection you were given for your scan has leaked out under your skin (extravasation).

CT enema scan

Description:
A CT enema scan is a test to look at your large bowel. Find information on preparing for a CT enema scan.

CT enema scan: Barium and sodium picosulphate

Description:
Find information on preparing for a CT enema scan with Barium and sodium picosulphate.

CT enema scan: Barium before your scan (iodine allergy)

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with Barium, if you have a iodine allergy.

CT enema scan: Omnipaque (faecal tagging) before your scan

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with faecal tagging, using Omnipaque (a liquid dye).

CT enema scan: Sodium picosulphate and Omnipaque

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with sodium picosulphate and faecal tagging using Omnipaque (liquid dye).

CT enema scan: Sodium picosulphate before your scan

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with sodium picosulphate to empty your bowel.

Having a CT scan

Description:
A CT scan can help your doctor diagnose a condition and find the best treatment options for you. This information is about what happens during the scan, how to prepare and getting your results.

Having an X-ray

Description:
What happens when you have an X-ray at Guy's and St Thomas', including how to prepare and getting your results.

MRI scan

Description:
Having an MRI scan, and what to expect at your appointment.

Port-a-Cath: Having a Port-a-Cath put in

Description:
Having a Port-a-Cath put in in the interventional radiology department, and what to expect at your appointment.

Ultrasound scan

Description:
Having an ultrasound scan, and what to expect at your appointment.
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