Gastrointestinal Radiology

Bath Radiology Group provides a comprehensive range of Gastrointestinal and Hepato-biliary diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Stephen Hayward, Andrea Phillips, Stewart Redman and Kelly MacDonald have specialist interests in Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Imaging and liaise closely with the Gastroenterologists and GI surgeons in Bath to ensure a high quality service for patients. They are an integral part of the Gastrointestinal multidisciplinary team at the Royal United Hospital, discussing the Radiological findings for patients with GI disease at the weekly team meetings. They are accredited reporters for CT Colonography and participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Andrea Phillips and Dominic Fay are additionally able to provide Interventional expertise for patients requiring abdominal interventional investigation or treatment.

Our main practice comprises

Ultrasound scans for

  • Gallstones, biliary and pancreatic disease
  • Liver assessment
  • Abdominal pain or masses
  • Hernias

CT Scans for

  • Staging upper and lower GI and Hepatobiliary malignancy
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Abdominal Pain

CT Enteroclysis for suspected inflammatory bowel disease, anaemia, subacute small bowel obstruction and staging of small bowel neoplasms.

CT Colonography for suspected colorectal malignancy and polyp screening.

MRI Scans for

  • Assessment of liver lesions and complications of chronic liver disease
  • Biliary disease (MR Cholangiopancreatography, MRCP)
  • Staging rectal malignancy

MR Enterography for assessing the activity and complications of Crohn’s disease

Contrast studies for

  • Benign and malignant GI strictures 
  • Swallowing disorders 
  • Suspected GI tract obstruction
  • Suspected perforation or fistulae
  • Post-operative assessments including bariatric surgery 

Abdominal Intervention

  • Nasogastric or nasojejunal tube insertion
  • Radiologically inserted gastrostomy (RIG)
  • Image guided biopsy and drainage.
  • Balloon dilatation of oesophageal and colonic strictures
  • Stenting of oesophageal, biliary and colonic strictures

We are always happy to discuss the most appropriate radiological investigation for a given indication with any referring clinician.