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Imaging tests can play an important role in diagnosing and investigating gastroenterological and liver conditions. If you need to arrange a scan or radiological test in London, we can perform the investigation for you.
A radiologist is an expert in the imaging methods that can be used to diagnose and treat a wide range of different conditions. Radiology plays an important role in understanding many digestive disorders as it enables the structure and function of the digestive system to be visualised. You will usually see a radiologist if your doctor wants you to have an imaging test such as an X-ray, CT scan, MRI scan, or an ultrasound. Radiologists can also use special radioactive dyes and materials to perform tests such as a barium swallow to check on how well your digestive system is working. The radiologist will perform the test and then provide an expert opinion on the results to help your doctor make the right choices about your care. Radiological tests are often performed in order to help with diagnosis, but they can also be used to monitor your condition or to help with certain kinds of treatments that require a clear view inside your body.
Our radiology service can perform a variety of scans and investigations to learn more about your health. Imaging tests play a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of gastroenterological and liver conditions, including cancer. Being able to see what is going on inside your body enables us to identify and assess problems with your digestive system. Scans can be essential for diagnosing and locating problems such as inflammation or bleeding. The results can also direct us to the correct area for surgery or other treatments. Our radiology service can perform all kinds of gastrointestinal and liver tests, including:
Our radiologists are highly trained experts with experience performing all kinds of scans and tests. The radiology service works closely with all of the other specialists at the LGCL clinic in order to ensure that your condition is investigated and treated correctly. The radiologist will perform the tests that your doctor has requested and then ensure that the results are clearly understood. Seeing a radiologist should help you to get the care that you need for digestive disorders, liver conditions or gastroenterological cancer.
If you need to have a radiological test, you will easily be able to make an appointment at the LGCL clinic in London. You will usually be referred for a specific test that your doctor believes will provide useful information about your health. The test may be needed to diagnose, assess or treat a particular condition.
What happens during your appointment with the radiologist will depend on the type of test that is being performed. Many imaging tests will simply require you to lie still while the scan is completed. You may need to remove certain items of clothing or to stay in a specific position, but the tests are safe and painless. Most of the gastroenterological and liver tests performed by radiologists are non-invasive, but you may sometimes be given an enema or asked to swallow a special dye before the scan. The radiologist will explain what to expect from the procedure and answer any questions that you may have about it. Once the scans have been interpreted, the radiologist will consult with your doctor, who will advise you on the results.
If you would like to arrange a scan or imaging test with an experienced radiologist in London, get in touch to make an appointment at a time that suits you.