Radiography (X-Ray)

An X-ray (radiograph) picture is an image of the shadows cast by the denser materials (such as bones) in your body. This non invasive medical test helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Hours

On a walk-in basis, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Show up 30 minutes before your exam to register. If you arrive late, your appointment may be rescheduled.

Please have your Health card and your request with you when you register.

EXAM PREPARATION, RADIOGRAPHY

Fluoroscopy

Barium meal, Transit, Upper GI, Esophagus

Transit is an exploration of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum) using a contrast agent that is absorbed orally. This examination is based on the use of x-rays and contrast agents.

Instructions: Fasting period (no eating, no drinking, no smoking) from midnight the night before the procedure.

Intervention: The technologist will give you pellets to swallow with water, which will make your stomach swell.  Afterwards, the technologist will give you a glass filled with barium and the radiologist will give you instructions for the different positions to be taken in order to obtain the images required for the current study.  During the examination, you will be asked to turn on your back, stomach and side.  This is an examination that begins standing up and ends lying down on the examination table.

Duration: 10 minutes.

Follow-up: It is important to drink plenty of water in the days following the examination to avoid constipation.  Patients who suffer from constipation can increase their daily fiber intake. Note that the stool will be whitish in the days following these evaluations until the barium is completely expelled from the digestive system.

Small intestine, small bowel follow through

This examination consists of the visualization of the small intestine with the oral intake of barium. The barium travels through the digestive tract down to the small intestine. An x-ray is taken every 20 minutes.

Instructions: Fasting period (no eating, no drinking) from midnight the night before the procedure.

Duration:The duration of the test varies depending on the patient’s rate of digestion.

Hysterography/Hysterosalpingography

This radiological examination makes it possible to visualize the uterus and Fallopian tubes by means of the injection of radio-opaque material containing iodine.

Instructions: No preparation necessary.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Depo-Medrol injection/Arthrography/Shoulder distension

This is a fluoroscopic examination that makes it possible to see inside a joint. It involves the injection of iodide in the joint in order to obtain images of the soft tissue and structures of the joint.

Instructions: No preparation necessary. 

Duration: 30 minutes.

Follow-up: It is important not to do any strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the exam, or lift heavy weights.

Videofluroscopy/Deglutition

Videofluroscopy allows your speech therapist to observe your deglutition (swallowing) by means of x-rays. Barium, which is swallowed during the examination, appears on the x-ray and makes it possible to observe deglutition. The barium is mixed with food and drinks that must be consumed during the test. Barium is not dangerous and does not remain in the body for long.

Instructions: No preparation necessary.

Duration: 30 minutes. 

Once the examination is completed, no further action is required. The radiologist will interpret the results, which will be sent to the referring physician and your family physician.

Your results will also be available on the Patient portal.

Additional Notes

This service is also available at the Orléans Health Hub.


Patients with an appointment will receive 
an automated reminder by phone, up to
5 days prior to their appointment. 


This service requires a medical referral from your physician.


Coordinates

Registration: room 1B164 

Please have your Health card ready for the registration.

Email: rendezvousimagerie@montfort.on.ca