Special Procedures


Myelogram

Examination that detects pathology of spinal cord.

Patient is to have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before exam.

Patient may experience a slight headache post procedure.

Exam time is approximately 3 hours.

Hysterosalpingogram

Contrast examination of fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus.

Patient is to have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the exam.  A pregnancy test is required at the referring physician office prior to arrival.

Patient is required to remove clothing and put on hospital gown. Patient will then lie on x-ray exam table with legs in stirrups. The Radiologist will insert the catheter into cervix and inject x-ray die. The Radiologist will take x-rays while dye is being injected. 1-2 technologists will also be present to assist physicians. Patient may experience some cramping during and after procedure.

Examination usually lasts approximately 1 hour.

Angiography-Arteriography

A contrast examination of vascular anatomy and pathology.

Exam must be scheduled with Radiology Department.

Prep may vary with exam and patient condition.

Patient must be scheduled for a pre-admission time prior to having an angiographic procedure. At this time, the patient will have necessary lab work and be given the opportunity to speak with the Radiologist concerning exam. The Radiologist will at this time obtain consent for procedure.

Exam time is usually 1 – 1 ½ hours.