The barium swallow is a specialized radiology technique that uses X-rays and a special contrast known as barium. The presence of the barium inside the body allows for the production of images of the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine.
An arthrography is a specialized radiology technique that uses X-rays and a special contrast known as iodine. The presence of iodine inside the body allows for the production of images of a given joint or articulation. The arthrogram can be used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Facet injections of cortisone and xylocaine into the facet joints of the spine (cervical, dorsal or lumbar) are used to temporarily relieve nerve pain.
Specialized radiology services are provided by the Medical Imaging Department.
How to access our services
- You must have a referral from your family physician to secure an appointment.
- If you are diabetic, you must inform the secretary prior to scheduling your appointment.