Diagnostic Radiology and Fluoroscopy

X-rays are a form of radiation, which is released from the x-ray machine that is directed toward the patient. Some of the x-rays are then absorbed by the patient's body to form an image on to the film. The image is then transferred to a film or digitally on a computer screen for the Radiologist to interpret. The x-ray process is easy and fast.

X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones, joints or other injuries to the human body. X-rays are a key component for the orthopedic surgeon in the treatment of athletes with bone injuries. X-rays may also find various cancers within the body during screening.

X-ray imaging is painless. You are sometimes asked to hold your breath or to hold an uncomfortable position during the examination. Female patients should always inform their doctor or the x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they may be pregnant.

The fluoroscopy procedures such as UGI, barium swallows, barium enemas, HSG and IVPS sometimes require special preparation. These exams can be performed on both male and female patients. Those instructions are given to the patient when the appointments are made.

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