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The College's Lay Forum produces a range of patient information on interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology and oncology procedures.

Departments are welcome to use the text provided as it stands for the purposes of incorporation into their own patient information leaflets or inclusion in other information provided to patients in advance of their appointments, subject to the appropriate acknowledgement as set out below. Each template is provided in Word format to download the text.

Interventional radiology templates

These templates were prepared by the lay members of The Royal College of Radiologists and the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) with the assistance of clinical radiologists. They are intended as information for patients who are recommended to have any one of these specific interventional radiology procedures, and as a starting point to aid discussions with the patient's consultant clinical radiologist, prior to obtaining informed consent.
Click on the individual documents below to view them in WORD format.

Title (Word Format) Last updated
Information for patients undergoing angiography 2011
Information for patients undergoing angioplasty 2011
Information for patients undergoing antegrade ureteric stenting 2011
Information for patients undergoing bronchial artery embolisation 2011
Information for patients undergoing dialysis line insertion  2011 
Information for patients undergoing embolisation of a vascular mass  2011 
Information for patients undergoing endovascular aortic repair (EVAR)  2011 
Information for patients undergoing fibroid embolisation  2011 
Information for patients undergoing fistulogram, fistuloplasty and venoplasty  2011 
Information for patients undergoing inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement  2011 
Information for patients undergoing oesophageal stent insertion 2011
Information for patients undergoing percutaneous biopsy 2011
Information for patients undergoing percutaneous drainage 2011
Information for patients undergoing percutaneous nephrostomy 2011
Information for patients undergoing percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC) and drainage  2011 
Information for patients undergoing radiological inserted gastrostomy (RIG)  2011 
Information for patients undergoing sclerotherapy for vascular malformations  2011 
Information for patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)  2011 
Information for patients undergoing thrombolysis 2011
Information for patients undergoing transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE)  2011 
Information for patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) 2011
Information for patients undergoing transjugular liver biopsy  2011 
Information for patients undergoing varicolele embolisation 2011
What is interventional radiology? 2011

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: the Clinical Radiology Executive Officer at The Royal College of Radiologists.

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Diagnostic radiology templates

Click on the individual documents below to view them in WORD format.

Title (Word format) Last updated
Information for parents of children having intussusception reduction December 2010
Information for patients having a barium enema December 2010
Information for patients having a barium follow-through (small bowel meal) December 2010
Information for patients having a barium meal December 2010
Information for patients having a barium swallow December 2010
Information for patients having a bone scan December 2010
Information for patients having a CT scan December 2010
Information for patients having a transrectal ultrasound scan and prostate biopsy December 2010
Information for patients having an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) or an intravenous urogram (IVU) December 2010
Information for patients having an isotope kidney (renal) scan (also known as a DMSA scan) December 2010
Information for patients having an isotope lung scan December 2010
Information for patients having an isotope renogram (MAG 3 renogram or DTPA renogram) December 2010
Information for patients having an ultrasound scan December 2010
Information for patients having an X-ray December 2010
Information for patients visiting a symptomatic breast clinic with breast symptoms December 2010

If any departments or members of the public have any comments about the above information, please email: Jessica Peters, Communications and External Affairs Officer at The Royal College of Radiologists.

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 © The Royal College of Radiologists, December 2010. Permission is granted to modify and/or reproduce this information for purposes relating to the improvement of healthcare provided that the source is acknowledged and that none of the material is used for commercial gain. The material may not be used for any other purpose without prior consent from the College.

Legal notice

Please remember that these templates are intended as general information only. They are not definitive, and the RCR and the BSIR cannot accept any legal liability arising from their use. We aim to make the information as up to date and accurate as possible, but please be warned that it is always subject to change. Patients should therefore always check specific advice on the procedures or any concerns they may have with their doctor.