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

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.

Fluoroscopy Exams/Preparation

Esophagram

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.

IVP

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.

Pediatric VCUG

Preparation: No preparation necessary.

Hysterosalpingogram

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.

For More information

Chest xRay http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=chestrad
Bone xRay http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=bonerad
Fluoroscopy http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=uppergi

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
(X-Ray service for walk-ins only)

The technicians were polite, competent & made the procedure pleasant.

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