X-ray studies are performed at all our hospital imaging locations. Specific exams and protocols are utilized to make diagnoses dependent on the body part and the clinical symptoms. These include tests designed for the chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine, skull, and extremity bones and joints.
Fluoroscopy utilizes low-dose live x-rays to provide real-time imaging for certain tests and procedures. These include tests designed to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract such as Esophagrams, Video Swallowing exams, Upper GI studies, Small bowel follow-through studies, and Lower GI studies; tests to evaluate the urinary system such as IVP exams, cystograms, and retrograde urethrograms; and hysterosalpingograms to evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes. Fluoroscopy can also be utilized to provide guidance for injection of medication or contrast into joints as well as joint aspirations to drain or sample fluid. Fluoroscopy guidance can also be used to facilitate lumbar punctures for diagnostic CSF fluid sampling or administration of contrast or medications.
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