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Digestive Radiology

A digestive radiology is an imaging technique that uses an X-ray tube and a video screen to obtain images of the organs in your digestive system. Il also enables the identification of anomalies in real time such as: ulcers, inflammation of the walls, tumours, reflux, hernias and polyps.

The procedure is painless and generally takes 5 to 20 minutes. ImagixTM offers five types of digestive radiology examinations: esophagus only, swallowing, double-contrast barium meal, small intestine, and double-contrast barium enema.

What is a digestive radiology?

a digestive radiology

Digestive radiology is an uses an X-ray tube and a video screen to obtain images of the organs in your digestive system. It also enables the identification of anomalies in real time such as:

  • ulcers
  • inflammation of the walls
  • tumours
  • reflux
  • hernias
  • polyps  
Imagix offers five types of digestive system radiology examinations:

Procedure for digestive radiology examinations

Please consult the exam that has been prescribed to understand the procedure.

Please note that the total duration of your visit for this examination can be between 30 and 60 minutes, even though the examination procedure itself will only last between 5 and 20 minutes

Specificities and Contraindications

  • If you are (or think you may be) pregnant, you cannot undergo this examination
  • If you are diabetic, please let us know when you schedule your appointment
  • A DC barium enema is contraindicated for patients younger than 40 years or 70 years and older
  • A DC barium enema is contraindicated for patients with irritable bowel syndrome

A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.

The costs of this examination are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

If your healthcare professional has prescribed this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1 800 463-7674.

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