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Anesthesia for your radiology exam or procedure: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains general anesthesia, a medicine given for some radiology procedures and exams that might be uncomfortable or cause stress. It explains what to expect, how to prepare, and what to do after having general anesthesia.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 9/2014
Angiography: Chest port: What to expect when you have a port-a-cath   Chinese English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains what a chest port is and what to expect when you have this type of catheter. Detailed instructions are included for preparing for the procedure, and for self-care at home afterward. The handout includes images of the chest port and how it is placed and used.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Angiography: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains what an inferior vena cava filter is and what to expect when you have one placed or removed. It includes instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Angiography: Percutaneous drain: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Tagalog
Abstract: This handout explains what a percutaneous abdominal or pelvic drain is and what to expect when you have one. It includes why a drain may be placed, risks involved, and how to flush the drain and take care of the dressings.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Bone densitometry: How to prepare for your DEXA scan   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This hand explains bone densitometry (also called a DEXA scab), an exam to assess bone health and fracture risk. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Bone scan: How to prepare   Chinese English Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains a bone scan, a diagnostic nuclear medicine procedure used to assess abnormalities of the bones and joints. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Bone X-ray: How to prepare for your procedure   English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains bone X-rays, which are done to assess bone injuries. How the exam works, how it is performed, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2009
Brain DaTscan: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains a DaTscan: how it works, how to prepare, how the scan is done, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Brain perfusion scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a brain perfusion scan, used to detect altered blood flow of the brain. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2016
Cardiac nuclear medicine exam: How to prepare   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes cardiac nuclear medicine exam, which is done to study the structure and function of the heart. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how it works, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Carotid angiogram: How to prepare for your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a carotid angiogram, a test that studies the inside of the carotid arteries. Included are how the exam works, how it is performed, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 7/2008
Chest X-rays: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains the chest X-ray exam, which is done to assess the lungs, heart, and chest wall. It includes how the exam works, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2009
Contrast extravasation: When contrast leaks outside the vein   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: Contrast extravasation can occur when a patient is given contrast (X-ray dye) for an MRI or CT scan. This handout explains what a contrast extravasation is and how it is treated.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2015
Contrast injections: When you have imaging tests   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains a contrast injection, used during imaging tests such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imagins (MRI). It includes potential risks.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2015
Contrast reaction: Important information about your reaction   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam
Abstract: This handout provides critical information about what to do after experiencing an allergic or hypersensitivity reaction to contrast medium, also called X-ray dye, CT dye, or MR contrast.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
CSF leak scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a CSF leak scan, which is used to diagnose abnormalities involving the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) located within the central nervous system. It includes how to prepare for the scan, what to do on the day of the scan, how the scan is done, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Abdominal scan with intravenous pyelogram   English
Abstract: This handout explains how an abdominal CT scan with intravenous pyelogram (IVP) works, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Urology Clinic
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Abdominal scan: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes an abdominal CT (computed tomography) scan. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Angiography scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains CT angiography, which is done to check blood flow all over the body. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Calcium-scoring scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains the calcium-scoring CT scan, which checks the calcium content of the major blood vessels of the heart. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT: Chest scan: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the chest CT scan. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Coronary angiogram (CTA) scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout describes a coronary CTA, also called CT coronary angiography, that studies the inside of tiny heart vessels. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what is felt during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Guided biopsy of organs and lymph nodes: About your procedure   English Arabic
Abstract: This handout explains a CT-guided biopsy of the organs and lymph nodes, including how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT: Guided lung biopsy: About your procedure   Chinese English Arabic
Abstract: This handout explains a CT-guided biopsy of the lungs. It includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT: Guided nerve block: How to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains a CT-guided nerve block procedure to decrease pain. It includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure, and follow-up care.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT: Head scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes CT head scans. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Musculoskeletal (MSK) scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains a musculoskeletal (MSK) CT scan. It includes what it is, how it works, how to prepare, how it is done, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT: Neck scan: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains a CT scan of the neck, used to get detailed information about neck injuries, tumors, and other neck diseases. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Scan doses: About radiation exposure   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains the small risk from radiation during computed tomography (CT) scans at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2015
CT: Sinus-screening scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a sinus-screening CT scan works. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it is done, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Spine scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout describes a CT scan of the spine. It includes how the scan is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the scan results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Virtual colonoscopy: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a virtual colonoscopy, which is a CT scan of the colon that uses a special X-ray machine to take detailed pictures. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 7/2016
Cystogram: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains the cystogram exam (also called the voiding cystourethrogram exam), used to check for problems of the bladder and lower urinary tract. How the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Defecography: About your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a defecography exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 6/2013
Delayed reaction to IV contrast: Follow-up and self-care   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout provides instructions to follow if experiencing a delayed reaction after receiving contrast through a vein during an imaging study.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Epidural and facet injections: How to prepare for your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for either an epidural or a facet injection, which are spinal procedures used to treat back pain and sciatica, or for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2009
Esophagram: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how an esophagram works, how the exam is done, how to prepare, what to expect during the exam, and how to get test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Fluoroscopy-guided steroid join injection: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a fluoroscopy-guided steroid joint injection, which is done to help treat arthritis pain. It includes how to prepare, what to expect, what happens after the injection, and how long the pain relief should last.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2016
Gastric emptying scan: How to prepare   Chinese English Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains a gastric emptying scan (GES), a nuclear medicine exam that identifies abnormalities related to emptying of the stomach. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Gastric intestinal bleed scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a gastric intestinal bleed scan (GI scan), an exam using radioactive materials to help doctors find the site of the GI bleed. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is performed, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2016
Hepatobiliary scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a hepatobiliary scan, a procedure used to evaluate problems in the liver and gallbladder. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2016
I123 MIBG cardiac scan: About your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having an I123 MIBG cardiac scan at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes special instructions to follow on the day of the scan, which will provide information about the function of nerves in your heart (myocardial sympathetic innervation).
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
I123 MIBG scan: How to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for an I123 MIBG nuclear medicine scan, which is used to check for neuroendocrine tumors (tumors that form in response to a signal from the nervous system), including pheochromocytomas in the adrenal glands. Included are how the scan works, what the patient may feel, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 9/2012
I131 radioactive iodine to treat thyroid cancer: What to expect and how to prepare   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who receive radioactive iodine (Iodine-131) therapy to help treat thyroid cancer. It includes precautions to follow after receiving the I131 treatment to avoid exposing others to radiation.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 4/2017
If you have had a contrast allergy: What you need to know about premedication   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a moderate or severe allergic reaction when they received contrast in the past, who are scheduled for an imaging study that uses contrast materials. The scans discussed are a computed tomography (CT) scan that uses iodinated contrast (X-ray dye) and a magnetic resonance (MR) scan that uses a gadolinium contrast agent. Premedication is explained as a way to prevent another allergic reaction for most patients.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 6/2014
Iothalamate study: How to prepare for your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for an Iothalamate study, a lab procedure performed in Nuclear Medicine. Included are how the scan works, how it is performed, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get test results.
Author: Nuclear Medicine, Radiology & Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Nuclear Medicine, Radiology & Medicine
Revised Date: 5/2009
Kidney nuclear medicine exam: How to prepare for your procedure   English Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes kidney nuclear medicine exam, which is used to study the structure and function of the kidneys. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2009
Liver/spleen nuclear medicine scan: About your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a liver/spleen nuclear medicine scan at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes special instructions for Radiation Oncology patients.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Lower GI exam: About your exam   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes a lower GI (gastrointestinal) or barium enema exam, which is done to see the inside of the colon. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is performed, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 4/2013
Lower GI: How to prepare for your exam   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who are having a lower GI (gastrointestinal) exam at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives specific timelines for drinking liquid, drinking magnesium citrate, and taking Dulcolax tablets on the day before and day of the exam.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2016
Lumbar puncture: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains a lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap. It includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Lung V/Q scan: How to prepare for your scan   English
Abstract: This flyer explains a lung V/Q (ventilation and quantification) exam, a nuclear medicine test that produces a picture of lung ventilation and blood flow to the lungs. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 11/2009
Lymphangiogram of the lower extremities: How to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a lymphangiogram, a nuclear medicine scan that is done to diagnose problems in the lymph system. Included are how the scan is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2016
Lymphoscintigraphy for breast cancer: About your exam   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a lymphoscintigraphy scan for breast cancer works, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Lymphoscintigraphy for skin cancers: About your scan   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a lymphoscintigraphy scan for skin cancer works, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2013
Metformin and your scan: Important instructions   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to stop taking medicines that contain metformin on the day of a procedure that uses iodine contrast material (radiology dye).
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2015
MIR: Rectal scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how an MRI scan of the rectum works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
MRI: Abdomen scan: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes an MRI scan of the abdomen, which is done to take detailed pictures of the body's organs and tissues. It includes how to prepare for the exam, how it works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Angiography scan (MRA): How to prepare and what to expect   English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), an exam done to detect, diagnose, and to help treat heart disorders, stroke, and blood vessel diseases. It inncludes how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2015
MRI: Arthrogram: How to prepare and what to expect   English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how an MRI arthrogram works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Brain scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam of the brain. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2015
MRI: Defecography scan: What to expect and how to prepare   Chinese English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) defecography exam at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes important information about how to prepare for the exam.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Enterography scan: What to expect and how to prepare   English
Abstract: This handout for patients having an MRI enterography scan explains what to expect and how to prepare. It includes important safety instructions.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Fetal scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done to take pictures of a fetus. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Functional brain scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- also called an fMRI -- of the brain. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Heart scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout describes an MRI scan of the heart, used to take detailed pictures of the cardiac vessels and tissues. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare , what to expect during the scan, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2015
MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains the magnetic resonance imaging test including what will happen and how to prepare.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Musculoskeletal scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains the musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. It covers how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2015
MRI: Neck scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains an MRI exam of the neck, used to get detailed pictures of the neck structure. It includes how the exam works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2015
MRI: Pelvis scan: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how an MRI of the pelvis works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Prostate scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout describes an MRI exam of the prostate, which gives detailed pictures of the prostate and the structures around it. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Spectroscopy scan: What to expect and how to prepare   English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes an MR spectroscopy exam, used to obtain pictures and graphs of the brain. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for the exam, what to expect during the exam, and how to get exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 11/2014
MRI: Spine Scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam of the spine. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2015
Multi-Gated acquisition (MUGA): About your scan   English
Abstract: This handout explains a multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan. This diagnostic test shows how well your heart works when you are resting. It is often used for people who are going to start chemotherapy treatment, which involves medicines that may be toxic to the heart. Sections include "How should I prepare?" "How does the scan work?" and "What should I expect during and after the scan?"
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2012
Myelogram: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a myelogram, how it works, how it is done, what to expect during the exam, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Octreotide study: How to prepare   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for an octreotide study, a nuclear medicine procedure that is used to diagnose tumors. It includes an overview of the study, how it is done, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2014
Parathyroid scan: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a parathyroid scan, a nuclear medicine procedure used to diagnose problems with the parathyroid gland. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Percutaneous dialysis fistula or graft treatment: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains treatment of dialysis grafts and fistulas and what to expect when they are treated. Included are how the procedures work, how they are done, how to prepare, and what to expect afterwards.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Percutaneous gastrostomy: "G-tube," or stomach feeding tube   English
Abstract: This handout explains what percutaneous gastrostomy is, how they are placed, and what to expect when you have one. Includes detailed instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
PET/CT F18 fluoride bone scan: How to prepare for your scan   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a PET/CT F18 fluoride bone scan, which is done to diagnose certain bone conditions. Included are how the scan is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the result.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT FDG body scan: Positron emission tomography   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout tells about a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT body scan. The test is done to help diagnose cancer and other health problems. Included are common uses of a PET scan, what to expect, how to prepare, how the scan works, and how to get test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT FDG brain scan: Positron emission tomography   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT FDG brain scan, which allows doctors to see your brain while it is working. This scan is often used to check for tumors and to find the reason for memory problems. Included are how to prepare for the scan, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT FDG scan for patients with diabetes   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives special instructions for patients with diabetes who are having an FDG PET scan done. Included are how to do a "practice run" before the actual procedure, and then instructions on how to manage fasting and taking insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents for the night before and day of the scan.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT rest/stress cardiac perfusion scan: What to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes a PET/CT rest/stress cardiac perfusion scan. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
PET/CT scan for cardiac inflammation: How to prepare for your scan   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives special instructions for patients who are having a PET/CT scan for cardiac sarcoidosis. Included are suggested foods to eat the day before, what to expect on the day of the scan, how to find the Nuclear Medicine Clinic, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2016
Pharyngogram: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a pharyngogram works, how it is performed, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Radiation effects during angiography: About your procedure and possible risks   Chinese English Russian Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains what angiography is, how it is done, and possible side effects.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2013
Radiofrequency ablation to treat solid tumors   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains what radiofrequency ablation is and what to expect when you have it done to treat solid tumors. It includes illustrations of a heat probe with wires going into a tumor.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2012
Renal angiogram: How to prepare for your procedure   English Korean
Abstract: This handout explains a renal angiogram, which is done for patients with elevated blood pressure or impaired kidney function, thought to be caused by a blockage of the arteries connected to the kidneys. Included are how the procedure works, how to prepare, what to expect, and possible risks.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2006
Retrograde urethrogram: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a retrograde urethrogram works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Screening mammograms: Imaging tests to find breast cancer   English
Abstract: This handout describes screening mammograms, exams of the breasts that are used to detect cancer. It includes the reasons for getting a mammogram, the risks involved, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 7/2016
Sedation for your radiology exam or procedure: What to expect and how to prepare   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains moderate sedation and minimal sedation, which may be used for some radiology procedures and exams. It explains what to expect, how to prepare, and what to do after sedation.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 6/2013
Small bowel follow through exam: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains the smal bowel follow through (SBFT) exam, including how to prepare, what to expect during the exam, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Sniff test (chest fluoroscopy): How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains a sniff test, or chest fluoroscopy, that shows if the diaphragm is moving in the proper direction. It includes how the exam works, how to prepare, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2015
Thyroid cancer dosimetry using I131: Information, instructions, and precautions   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who will receive radioative iodine to help look for thyroid cancer. The information in this document formerly appeared as part of the longer handout, "Receiving Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer," archived 12/2012.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2012
Thyroid cancer survey using I123: Information, instructions, and precautions   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who will receive radioactive iodine to help look for thyroid cancer. The information in this document formerly appeared as part of the longer handout, "Receiving Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer," archived 12/2012.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 10/2012
Thyroid FNA: How to prepare for your procedure   English Russian
Abstract: This handout describes how a thyroid FNA works, how to prepare for the procedure, how it is done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2010
Thyroid uptake and scan: How to prepare   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout tells how to prepare for a thyroid uptake and scan, a nuclear medicine exam that is used to study the structure and function of the thyroid. Included are how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 4/2013
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS): About your procedure   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam
Abstract: This brochure describes the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure, how to prepare, what to expect, and care instructions for after the procedure.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Transjugular liver biopsy: About your procedure   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog
Abstract: This handout explains a transjugular liver biopsy, which involves taking a sample of tissue from inside the veins of the liver. Included are how the procedure is done, how to prepare, what to expect, possible risks, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Treating hyperthyroidism with radioactive iodine: How to prepare   English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who will receive radioactive iodine therapy after a thyroid uptake and scan for hyperthyroidism.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Tunneled central venous catheter: Hickman, Leonard, or Groshong catheter   Chinese English
Abstract: This handout explains what a central venous catheter is and what to expect when you have one. Detailed instructions are included for preparing for the procedure, and self-care at home afterward.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Ultrasound: Abdominal exam: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes an abdominal ultrasound exam, which is used to detect problems inside the abdomen. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: After your guided core biopsy: Self-care guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients at University of Washington Medical Center who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided core biopsy. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: After your guided fine needle aspiration: Self-care guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients at who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: After your guided paracentesis: Self-care guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided paracentesis. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: After your guided thoracentesis: Self-care guidelines   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided thoracentesis. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Guided aspiration to remove fluid: About paracentesis and thoracentesis   English
Abstract: This handout explains ultrasound-guided thoracentesis and paracentesis. These procedures use sound waves to guide a needle to remove fluid from the chest or abdomen.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Guided biopsy: About your procedure   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains ultrasound-guided biopsy. This procedure uses sound waves to guide a needle to remove a small sample of soft tissue, which is then examined in the lab.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Guided FNA: About your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains how an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 6/2013
Ultrasound: Guided lavage: For calcific tendinitis   English
Abstract: This handout explains what lavage is, why ultrasound is used, and what to expect before, during, and after this procedure at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 9/2015
Ultrasound: Hysterosonogram exam: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes the pelvic ultrasound exam, also called a hysterosonogram, which is done to detect problems with the pelvic organs. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Kidney transplant exam: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes kidney transplant ultrasound, which is done to detect problems with a transplanted kidney. It includes how to prepare for the exam, how it works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Liver transplant exam: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes liver transplant ultrasound exam, used to detect problems with a transplanted liver. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how it works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Obstetrical exam: How to prepare and what to expect   English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes obstetrical (OB) ultrasound, an exam used to check the condition of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Pelvic exam: How to prepare and what to expect   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes pelvic ultrasound exams, which are done to detect problems with the pelvic organs in men and women. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2017
Ultrasound: Prostate exam: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes a prostate ultrasound exam, which is done to detect problems with the prostate gland. It oncludes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Renal exam: How to prepare and what to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes renal ultrasound, which is done to detect problems with the kidneys, bladder, and related blood vessels. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound: Scrotal exam: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout describes the scrotal ultrasound exam, which is done to detect problems with the scrotum, testicles, and their blood vessels. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
Upper GI exam: What to expect and how to prepare   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains the upper gastrointestinal (GI) exam. How the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 1/2016
Uterine fibroid embolization: How to prepare for your procedure   English Korean
Abstract: This handout explains uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), which treats uterine fibroids with angiography instead of surgery. Included are how the procedure works, how to prepare, and what to expect, during and after a UFE.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2009
Vascular ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam   English
Abstract: This handout describes vascular ultrasound exams, used to detect problems with blood flow. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is performed, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 3/2005
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: Back stabilization without surgery   English
Abstract: This handout explains vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, non-surgical treatments to strengthen a broken backbone. Included are how the treatment works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, and what to expect during the treatment.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 5/2009
Xofigo therapy: For metastatic prostate cancer   English
Abstract: This handout explains how the drug Xofigo is used to treat metastatic prostate cancer. It gives instructions to follow before beginning treatment, on treatment day, and after treatment. It includes a list of side effects, important things to tell your doctor before beginning Xofigo therapy, interactions with other drugs, and precautions.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 12/2013
Yttrium-90 radiotherapy: Treatment for liver tumors   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains what Yttrium-90 (Y-90) radiotherapy is and what to expect when you have it done. This treatment for liver tumors uses tiny radioactive beads that are injected directly into the arteries that supply blood to the tumor. The handout includes detailed instructions to follow before and after the procedure.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
 
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