Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

Procedures and treatments search

Search for information on procedures and treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Bone scans

A bone scan is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to show the structure of your child’s bones. It can show up any problem areas, such as infection or fractures. It can also show areas of new or overactive bone growth.

Upper GI contrast study (including barium meal, barium swallow or barium follow through studies)

This page explains about upper GI contrast studies, which include barium meal, barium swallow or barium follow through studies) what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have one. It explains the various types of contrast studies used to examine the upper part of the gastrointestinal or digestive system.

X-rays

An X-ray is a type of image used to show parts of the body. Usually, the X-ray machine is positioned in front of the patient, with the camera film behind them.