Fluoroscopic X-ray services
Fluoroscopy is an X-ray imaging technique that allows your doctor to examine the tissues and deep structures of the body using a fluoroscope – a system that places a fluorescent screen between the X-ray and the patient. We offer fluoroscopy services in all major areas of the body.
Our GI tract fluoroscopy services include:
- Esophagram, which is used to assess symptoms of painful or difficult swallowing
- Upper GI, which used to investigate abdominal swelling, bloating, pain, nausea and vomiting. This exam is also used to detect the cause of painful or difficult swallowing
- Barium Enema, a test that examines the large intestine to aid in the diagnosis of colon and rectal diseases
- Small Bowel Follow Through, which involves an examination of the remainder of the small intestine to complete the upper gastrointestinal series. The esophagram includes the throat and esophagus examination only. Because the entire small bowel is examined, this test can take a minimum of 2 to 3 hours
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) is an examination of the kidneys and urinary tract that uses iodinated contrast material for clearer viewing of the system. The IVP is used to help to assess abnormalities in the urinary system.
A myelogram (spinal – lumbar, thoracic or cervical) uses a contrast material to help create pictures of the bones and fluid-filled space between the bones in your spine.