Pouchography

Your doctor has recommended you for pouchography. This is a contrast examination of the rectal pouch he/she created. Richard Sukov, MD FACR Chief of Gastrointestinal Radiology at Cedars-Sinai, leads a team of physicians, nurses and technologists who specialize in these studies. He and his team are gentle and will take good care of you.

Before Your Procedure

No preparations are required for a pouchography.

We want to make any time you have to wait as pleasant as possible. Consider bringing your favorite magazine, book or music player to help you pass the time.

During Your Procedure

The technologist will explain your procedure and answer any questions you may have prior to your exam.

You will be asked to change into a gown and to lie on the exam table.

A tube will be placed into your anus or pouch and an iodinated contrast slowly injected.

Your procedure will take approximately 20 minutes. This may be longer if more images must be taken.

After Your Procedure

Your study will be read by the imaging physician and results sent to your physician, usually within 24 hours.

Your physician will discuss these results with you and explain what they mean in relation to your health.

To request copies of your pictures on a PC-compatible CD, or of your report, please call (310) 423-8000.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (310) 423-8000.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake, and West Hollywood.  

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