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What is X-Ray Fluoroscopy? 

Fluoroscopy is a diagnostic X-Ray that uses a continuous X-Ray beam on a monitor, much like an X-Ray movie to evaluate the body and its organs. During a fluoroscopy procedure, an X-Ray beam is passed through the body. Often, fluoroscopy procedures require the use of a contrast agent, such as oral or rectal barium or intravenous contrast to help detect disease, abnormalities and diagnose symptoms such as pain. Often fluoroscopy can provide enough information to avoid more invasive procedures. 

How it is Performed?

Fluoroscopic exams are performed by examining the area of concern under the fluoroscope or X-Ray tube. After the patient is positioned on the X-Ray table, oral contrast such as barium can be given by mouth and then followed through the intestines. Injectable contrast can also be given to the patient by injecting the contrast into a joint such as your shoulder. Sometimes contrast can be placed into the bladder via a catheter to evaluate for a leak in the urinary system. 

Preparing for Your X-Ray or Fluoroscopy 

  • You will be asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to register for your Fluoroscopy exam. A typical procedure averages 15 to 45 minutes depending on the information required by your physician.
  • You do not need a scheduled appointment for a general X-Ray.  
  • Patients should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to change as they may be asked to wear a gown for their procedure.
  • You may asked to remove personal items such as jewelry, eyeglasses, key, phones and other objects that may interfere with the test.
  • Results are normally available to your physician in 24-48 hours. 

Here are some of the X-Ray and Fluoroscopy services we offer: 

  • Arthrogram
  • General X-Ray
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Lower GI
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Myelogram
  • Small Bowel
  • Upper GI

Download X-Ray Bowel Prep Instructions
Download Arthrogram/Joint Injection Instructions

 

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.