Specialized Radiology
With appointment only

Covered by the RAMQ - except for injections fees

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*The examinations below are offered in our partner clinics, ResoScan-CLM and MedIRM-Radiologie Medicentre LaSalle
Radiology IDS clinic organizes your appointment at your convenience. Call us at 514-687-2323                 

 
Fluoroscopic study
Digestive exams Miscellaneous
Esophagus only and/or deglutition study.
Barium meal double contrast (stomach/upper digestive track) and esophagus
Small intestine
Barium enema (colon) double contrast
Arthrography of the shoulder
Arthrography of the knee
Therapeutic infiltration
multifaceted block
Foraminal block or peri-radicular
infiltration lumbar level only)
Fluoroscopy of the lungs.
Exams requiring a preparation :
Esophagus only and/or deglutition study
Barium meal double contrast and esophagus.
Small intestine (length of the exam between
1 and 3 hours, for your comfort, bring slippers and housecoat).
Fasting: do not eat, drink or smoke
After 22H the night before.
Barium enema double contrast

A few days before the exam, you must obtain at the pharmacy:
 
- A bottle of Citro-Mag

- Three Dulcolax 5mg tablets

- A 10mg Dulcolax suppository

Just follow each step below

THE DAY BEFORE THE EXAMINATION

12 h liquid meal: clear soup (consommé), gelatin ordinary (powder for jelly), 225 ml (8 oz) of liquid. NEITHER MILK NOR CREAM.

12 h 30 (or half hour after meal)

Drink the bottle of Citro-mag with ice. We should expect a vigorous purge of the guts of 3 to 6 hours after ingestion of this preparation.  

13 h 225 ml (8 oz) of liquid.

15 h Take 3  Dulcolax tablets with a large glass of water. Swallow without chewing tablets one by one. 

16 h 225 ml (8 oz) of liquid

17 h liquid supper: clear soup  (consommé), gelatin ordinary (powder for jelly), 225 ml (8 oz) of liquid. NEITHER MILK NOR CREAM.

18 h 225 ml (8 oz) of liquid. NEITHER MILK NOR CREAM.

21 h 225 ml (8 oz) of liquid. NEITHER MILK NOR CREAM.

22 h Exit suppository Dulcolax  from its packaging. Enter it into the rectum. Wait at least 10-15 minutes prior to going bowel movements, even if there is an urgent need.

 

At bedtime: 225 ml (8 oz) of liquid. Drink other fluids recommended quantities if you awaken during the night. NEITHER MILK NOR CREAM.

 

the DAY OF THE EXAMINATION

No food may be ingested before the completion of the review. A recommended liquid glass can be drunk before the exam. NEITHER MILK NOR CREAM. 


25 $ for local anesthesia
25 $for Cortisone and intra-articular anesthesia

Allergy to iodine
: For some infiltrations, iodine can be replaced with air.

Physiotherapy
: Plan an appointment for physiotherapy within 24 hours following an infiltration in the shoulder (Distensive Arthrography), to improve the spread of the medication and thus ease the pain of physiotherapy exercises while still under the influence of the anesthetic.

When arriving for your appointment, make sure you have:
The consultation request from your doctor.
• Your health insurance card and the way you intend to pay.
• The images on CD and results of prior exams related to your present exam.

Arrive 15 to 30 minutes earlier to find a parking space and to open your file.
Specifications :
Time of the exam: varies acording to the exam
Digital apparatus used: AXIOM ICONOS R200 from Siemens
Copies of images : Upon request, the images are copied on CD at cost of 2$