Fluoroscopy is an x-ray procedure that makes it possible to see internal organs in motion. There is a fluoroscopy room within the radiology department at both Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) and Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH). The majority of work undertaken is gastro-intestinal examinations.
- Barium meals (x-ray examination of the stomach)
- Barium swallows (x-ray examination of the oesophagus)
- Small bowel meals (x-ray examination of the small intestine)
- Barium Enemas (x-ray examination of the large bowel)
- Water soluble contrast studies
In addition to these gastro-intestinal procedures, the service also performs:
- Sinography (to reveal the path of an unhealed wound sinus)
- Cystography (x-ray examination of the bladder)
- Urethrography (x-ray examination of the uretha)
- Dynamic joint imaging and pain injections
- Sialography (x-ray examination of the salivary glands)
- Hysterosalpinography (x-ray examination if the fallopian tubes)
Further procedures are undertaken in collaboration with other departments:
- Video swallows (dynamic radiological examination of the swallowing mechanism involving the
- Speech & Language department)
- Diagnostic and interventional procedures in conjunction with the Endoscopy department
Examinations performed jointly with Endoscopy. These are mainly investigations of biliary system. They are predominately therapeutic and are done to remove biliary stones and for the insertion of biliary stents. Other procedures include the insertion of oesophageal stents and also colonic stents.
HRI – X-ray Department – lower ground floor
CRH - X-ray Department – 1st floor main building
X-ray reception - 01422 222295- CRH
X-Ray reception - 01484 342501 - HRI
All our Consultant Radiologists perform specialist examinations in this area. They are supported by 5 specialist radiographers - Advanced Practitioners - who have undertaken a Post Graduate Certificate which enables them not only to perform Barium Enema examinations but also to report on the study in conjunction with the Radiologists so providing a double reporting service to clinicians referring for such examinations.