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Radiography involves the use of x-rays to identify healthy or abnormal conditions within the body. This is one of the most direct methods for detecting causes of certain health problems and checking on the progress of diseases.

WDC is the first in introducing digital x-ray service in Ethiopia that gives quality digital films.

Examination Procedure

During your examination, you will be in an upright or horizontal position, depending upon the x-ray procedure to be performed. You will be instructed to hold your breath while the x-rays are being taken (any movement will blur the image). Some examinations require the taking of several films. If this is the case, the technologist may reposition you for additional views. Exams usually take 30 to 60 minutes, however the time may vary significantly depending on the nature of the study and other factors.

X-Ray Preparation

X-Rayed Body Parts


Esophagram and/or Gastro-intestinal and/or Small Bowel

Nothing to eat or drink 12 hours prior to exam

X-Rayed Body Parts


Barium Enema and Air Contrast

Clear liquid diet for 24 hours prior to exam. Liquids include clear juices such as apple, cranberry and tea. No milk products or carbonated beverages. At 8 p.m. the night before, drink one 10 oz. bottle of citrate of magnesia. Beginning at 8 p.m. until bedtime, drink four 8 oz. glasses of water. At 10 p.m. The night before, take four
Dulcolax pills with water. On the morning of the exam, you may have any liquid listed above. Note: after a barium study, take a laxative (3 tea spoons milk of magnesia)


Call our office for preparation

Intravenous Pyelogram

AT 6 p.m. The night before - drink one 10 oz. bottle of citrate of magnesia. You may have a moderate supper. Beginning at 8 p.m. until bedtime, drink four 8 oz. glasses of water. You should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight until your exam is completed.

Plain X-rays

There is no preparation for these studies.

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Wudassie Diagnostic Center

Churchill Road,
Pass Theodros square,
MK Building 
Addis Ababa