X-Ray / Fluoroscopy
X -Ray (Radiograph)
An x-ray is a medical procedure that uses radiation to help diagnose disease or injury.
Preparation: No preparation is needed.
Scheduling: X-rays are performed on a walk-in basis between 8:00am – 6:00pm.
Fluoroscopy is used to observe structural and functional aspects of certain organs. The preparations for fluoroscopy exams vary, depending on the procedure and what body part is being studied.
Preparation: All fluoroscopy exams must be scheduled, and some preparation is necessary depending on the study.
The pharynx and esophagus are evaluated with a barium drink.
This procedure time takes about 10 minutes.
Preparation: Nothing by mouth 3 hours before.
Upper GI Series
The pharynx, esophagus, stomach and part of the small intestine are studied. You will be given a barium shake to drink prior to the exam. The exam will take from 30-60 minutes.
Preparation: Nothing by mouth after 12am.
Barium enema w/ air (Lower GI series)
The colon/large intestine is imaged by using a barium enema.
Preparation: Follow directions for the 48 hour preparation in Fleet Barium Enema Kit #2. This kit is available in our office at no charge to the patient, or at a pharmacy for a nominal fee.
The kidneys, ureters and bladder are imaged after a contrast medium is injected into a vein.
Preparation: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Medications may be taken with a small amount of water.
Preparation: No preparation necessary.
In this x-ray procedure, a dye is injected into your uterus & fallopian tubes to outline any irregularities. This procedure lasts about 10 minutes.
Preparation: Your referring physician will give you special instructions. This procedure lasts about 15 min.
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Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
(X-Ray service for walk-ins only)
The technicians were polite, competent & made the procedure pleasant.