X-Ray

 

Radiography/X-Ray
Radiography, known to most people as x-ray, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. For nearly a century, diagnostic images have been created by passing small, highly controlled amounts of radiation through the human body, capturing the resulting shadows and reflections on a photographic or digital plate.

General Radiography on a walk-in basis.

  • Abdomen
  • Ankle
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Facial Bones/Skull/TMJ's/Orbits/Mandible
  • Fingers
  • Foot
  • Hand
  • Hips
  • Knee
  • Pelvis
  • Ribs
  • Sacrum & Coccyx
  • Scoliosis Study/Metastatic Bone Survey
  • Shoulder
  • Sinuses
  • C, T, & L- Spine
  • Toes
  • Wrist

Fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy is a form of diagnostic imaging that uses x-rays, with the aid of a contrast agent, to capture a moving image of an organ while it is functioning. Fluoroscopic technology is often the most effective way to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. A contrast material called barium is used to coat the inside of the esophagus, stomach, colon, or rectum to produce a sharp, well-defined image of the anatomy of interest.

  • UGI: Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to exam.
  • Lower GI/barium enema:.
  • IVP: BUN & Creatinine for all patients over 50, diabetic or with kidney disease.
  • Barium swallow: Nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to exam.