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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.

Breast ultrasound scan_large print

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having an ultrasound scan of the breast.

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.

Cardiac CT scan_large print

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a cardiac (heart) CT scan. It explains what will happen when you have the scan, and the benefits, risks and alternatives.

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:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a CT enema scan. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

CT enema scan - Faecal tagging and reduced bowel preparation

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a CT enema scan. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

CT enema scan - Faecal tagging only

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a CT enema scan. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

CT enema scan (for patients who have iodine allergy and are able to have bowel preparation)

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a CT enema scan. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as how to prepare for your test, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

CT enema scan (for patients who have iodine allergy and are unable to have bowel preparation)

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a CT enema scan. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as how to prepare for your test, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

CT scan_large print

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a CT enema scan. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

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 MRI scan

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about having an MRI scan.

Having an MRI scan_large print

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about having an MRI scan.

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.
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