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Patient Information - Information Leaflets 20 November 2017

Below is an incomplete list of patient information leaflets, in PDF format, prepared by the Radiology Directorate at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

They are intended as information leaflets for patients who are recommended to have any one of these specific radiology procedures which are listed under their appropriate modality. They should facilitate informed debate between patients and clinical staff.

Departments are welcome to use the texts as they stand for the purposes of incorporation into their own patient information leaflets or inclusion in other information provided to patients in advance of their appointments, subject to the appropriate acknowledgement as set out below.

Those using these leaflets must satisfy themselves that the information is accurate and appropriate for the individual case. Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Radiology Directorate cannot accept any legal liability arising out of their use.

Use the following links to jump to a sub-section. X-ray | Fluoroscopy | Bone Densitometry | MRI | Mammography | CT | Ultrasound | Interventional | Nuclear Medicine

For more information on your visit to Radiology click here.

How will I receive my results?

X-ray

Information Leaflet

Version

Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Colonic Transit Study
A Colonic Transit Study is a simple x-ray examination that determines how long it takes for food to travel through the digestive system.

 

 

May 2014 

 

 

May 2016

 

X-ray


 

 May 2014

 

May 2016 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Rachael Hinchliffe, Advanced Practitioner, rachael.hinchliffe@heartofengland.nhs.uk


Fluoroscopy

Information Leaflet

Version

Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Barium Follow Through

What is a barium follow through and why has my doctor sent me for this? What preparation will I need? What does this examination involve? When will I get the results? Contact details and further sources of information.

 

3

 

November 2010

 

 

November 2013

 

 

Barium Swallow or Meal

What is this procedure and why has my doctor sent me for it? What does it involve and what preparation do I need? When will I get my results? Contact details and further sources of information.

 

1

 

November 2010

 

 

November 2013

 

 

Hysterosalpingogram

What is a Hysterosalpingogram and what does it involve? What will the examination feel like? When will I get my results? Contact details and further sources of information.

 

2

 

November 2010

 

 

November 2013

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Alan Hathaway, Fluoroscopy Service Lead, alan.hathaway@heartofengland.nhs.uk


Bone Densitometry

Information Leaflet

Version

Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Bone Density Scan


 

 

 

 

 

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email:


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

All patients attending the MRI Suite are required to complete a ‘Safety Questionnaire’ prior to their attendance at the department. Safety Questionnaire for Patients Visiting the MRI Unit

Information Leaflet

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Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Information for patients having a MRI Scan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiac MRI Scan

 

 

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Eunan McGlynn, CT & MRI Modality Lead, eunan.mcglynn@heartofengland.nhs.uk


Mammography

Information Leaflet

Version

Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Information for patients having a mammogram

 

 

 

 

 

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Julie Shephard, Julie.A.Shephard@heartofengland.nhs.uk


Computed Tomography (CT)

Information Leaflet

Version

Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Information for patients having a CT Scan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Colonoscopy Scan

 

 

 

 

CT Guided Biopsy

 

 

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Eunan McGlynn, CT & MRI Modality Lead, eunan.mcglynn@heartofengland.nhs.uk


Ultrasound

Information Leaflet

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Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Information for patients having an Ultrasound Scan


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan


 

 

 

 

Carotid Ultrasound Scan


 

 

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Ryan Carr, Ultrasound Modality Lead, ryan.carr@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Interventional

Information Leaflet

Version

Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Information about Angiography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arteriogram & Angioplasty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coccyx Injection for Pain Relief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facet Joint Injection for Pain Relief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibroid Embolisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oesophageal Stent Insertion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percutaneous Nephrostomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selective Transforaminal Nerve Root Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spinal Epidural Injection for Pain Relief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ureteric Stent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varicocele Embolisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vena Cava Filter Insertion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venogram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertebroplasty

 

 

 

 

 

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Theresa Clarke, Interventional Modality Lead, theresa.clarke@heartofengland.nhs.uk
Further information can be found here.


Nuclear Medicine

Information Leaflet

Version

Reviewed Date

Review Date

 

Bone Scan (ADULT)

Preparation advice and information about having a bone scan.

 

1

 

October 2010

 

November 2013

 

Bone Scan (CHILD)

Preparation advice and information for parents/carers of children having a bone scan.

 

1

 

October 2010

 

November 2013

 

Thyroid Scan (ADULT)

Preparation advice and information about having a Thyroid Scan.

 

1

 

October 2010

 

November 2013

 

Thyroid Scan (CHILD)

Information for parents/carers of children having a thyroid scan.

 

1

 

October 2010

 

November 2013

 

Lung Scan

Preparation advice and information about having a lung scan.

 

 1

 

October 2010

 

November 2013

 

DMSA (ADULT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMSA (CHILD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAT (Brain) Scan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAG3 Scan (ADULT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAG3 Scan (CHILD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentinel Node Scan

 

 

 

 

 

 

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Greg Wilson, Nuclear Medicine Service Lead, greg.wilson@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Legal Notice

Please remember that these leaflets are intended as general information only. They are not definitive, © Radiology Directorate, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust copyright est. 2010. cannot accept any legal liability arising from their use. We aim to make the information as up to date and accurate as possible, but please be warned that it is always subject to change. Patients should therefore always check specific advice on the procedures or any concerns they may have with their doctor.

The Radiology Directorate cannot respond to individual enquiries regarding the specific treatments for individual patients as these decisions require a doctor patient relationship with full knowledge of the clinical history and other salient facts. This can only be achieved through a clinical consultation.