X-Ray with Computed Radiography


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.


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.

Wudassie Diagnostic Center is the first and only x-ray service provides in Ethiopia that gives quality digital films.


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.










First of all, thank you for giving us this opportunity.  Second, we would like to appreciate the service you are rendering. We’ve come from a rural area (Arsi town), and are children of peasants. We’ve had ultrasound diagnostic services at Black Lion Hospital; however, the results were not clear and hence not useful to take the necessary measures. The doctors referred us to you and you gave us the necessary diagnostic procedures for free. Mere thanks doesn’t express our gratitude. May the Lord bless you! You should be proud of your self."

Name: Abubeker Abdulkadir
Patient: Roza Aman

Get in Touch

Address: P.O.Box. 5735 Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Location: Churchill Road in front of Lion Pharmacy
Telephone: +251-111-574343
FAX: +251-111-553599
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E-mail: info@wudassiediagnostic.com
Website: www.wudassiediagnostic.com