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X-ray - Fluoroscopy
What is X-Ray?
X-Ray is one of the oldest forms of medical imaging and is a simple, painless medical test. X-ray procedures are a fast, easy and safe way for your doctor to view and assess conditions ranging from broken bones to pneumonia. The type of X-ray your doctor would send you for depends on what part of your body needs examining and for what purpose.
You may be asked to wear a gown during your exam, depending on the area that will be X-rayed. You may also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that could—like clothing—obscure the x-ray image.
Depending on the area being exposed, the technologist may have you wear a lead apron to shield your sex organs from exposure to x-rays. The lead apron is used simply as a precaution.
Please notify the technologist if you are pregnant.
What is fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is a continuous x-ray beam that is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a TV-like monitor. Fluoroscopy is used in many types of examinations and procedures, such as barium enema exam, cardiac catheterization, and placement of intravenous (IV) catheters (hollow tubes inserted into veins or arteries). In barium enema exam, fluoroscopy allows the physician to see the movement of the intestines as the barium moves through them. In cardiac catheterization, fluoroscopy enables the physician to see the flow of blood through the coronary arteries in order to evaluate the presence of arterial blockages. For intravenous catheter insertion, fluoroscopy assists the physician in guiding the catheter into a specific location inside the body.
All-in-all Radiology is in short the eyes of the physician that help to diagnosis and better treat patient ailments.
For more information on Ultrasound, please call our Radiology Department at 201-858-6572.