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What is contrast media? CT contrast media is sometimes called “X-ray dye”. It is a colourless liquid that shows up very clearly on CT scans. The dye does not stain your body and is passed out in your wee. Not all CT scans need contrast media. Please visit our resource about what a CT...

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What is an MCUG? A micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG) is an X-ray scan that looks at the bladder, ureters (tubes that carry wee from the kidneys to the bladder), and urethra (wee tube leaving the bladder). We do the scan so that we can see what these structures look like and how the work. We...

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What is an EOS? The EOS scanner is a special piece of X-ray equipment that takes images of you while you are stood up. This means your bones can be imaged while you are in your usual posture, instead of lying down. The EOS scanner can take much larger pictures than normal X-ray cameras which...

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Why do I need to have X-rays taken? Curves in the spine can become worse over time. X-rays are used to check whether your curve is worsening. If an operation is needed X-rays are taken and used by the surgeon to plan exactly what is needed to be done. Why do I need to stand… Continue Reading...

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