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Fluoroscopy 8-10 weeks wait time

This procedure is performed in our Fluoroscopy room. The procedure is carried out by a consultant radiologist and a radiographer. The procedure takes approximately 2-3 hours generally. However, on occasion this procedure can take 5-6 hours.

You are required to fast from the midnight the night before for this procedure

You will be given some barium liquid to drink over a 10 min period.

An x-ray of the abdomen is taken 30 minutes from the time you start the barium drink. This X-ray is done with you lying on your tummy. 

This X-Ray is repeated every 30 minutes until the contrast reaches the terminal ileum 

At this stage the radiologist will use fluoroscopy (live imaging) to image the terminal ileum and large bowel. Compression may be applied using the lead glove and spoon to help separate bowel loops. 

A report is done by the radiologist and this is sent to the referring clinician

You will be asked to drink plenty of water for the rest of the day.

Contact information

Tel: (01) 263 8030

Email: radiology@svph.ie


Opening hours

Monday to Friday 08.00 – 18.00

Referral information

Healthlink referrals accepted



Please ensure to include:

  • Patients Full Name
  • Patients Date of Birth
  • Patients Address
  • Specific scan required
  • Clinical Information/Reason for referral
  • GP Signature and MCN
  • Date of Referral


Additional appointment details

  • Appointments only
  • these services are available to both Inpatient and Outpatient
  • Request are scheduled according to priority/ urgency 
  • Direct payment may be available in some circumstances subject to your private health insurance provider and  policy