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Attending the IR Department

Attending the IR Department

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are some additional visiting restrictions in place within the Radiology department. Please check the restrictions here before attending.

 

How to find us

The Interventional Suite is located within Radiology Area D at Northampton General Hospital

Click here for directions to the Radiology Department or click here for the hospital map

 

Interventional Suite

Interventional Radiology (IR) offers a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using radiological image guidance. Most interventional procedures are minimally invasive and are performed by a team of specialist Radiologists, radiographers and nurses.

Radiology at NGH has a new specialised digital fluoroscopy suite where many of the interventional procedures are undertaken. Examinations undertaken include both vascular and non-vascular procedures:

 Vascular

  • Angiogram
  • Angioplasty
  • Venogram
  • Fistuloplasty
  • Stent insertion
  • Varicocele embolisation
  • IVC filter insertion
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolisation

 Non Vascular

  • Nephrostomy
  • Renal stent insertion
  • Sialogram – please see patient leaflet for more information
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Long term ascitic placement

The Interventional Suite has a dedicated Day Bed Area radiology day bed area which is includes single sex bays. There are separate toilet facilities for male and female patients and there is appropriate wheelchair access. The unit also supports liver biopsy day cases, cardiac CT activity and ERCP recovery.

Fluoroscopy

NGH has a digital fluoroscopy suite and offers a wide range of examinations and uses a combination of real time and conventional X-rays to visualise dynamic processes using X-ray contrast agents such as barium. The examinations available are:

  • Barium enema
  • Barium swallow
  • Videofluoroscopy
  • Micturating cystogram
  • Arthrogram

Patient information leaflets

 

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