X-ray examinations have been widely used and trusted for years and remain at the center of diagnostic imaging. At Eastern Radiologists, our skilled professionals use digital FLUOROSCOPY to provide the reliability and clarity needed to see inside your body.
Our X-ray examinations are a quick and accurate means of determining your condition.
What is Fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous x-ray image on a monitor, much like an x-ray movie. Some exams that utilize fluoroscopy are listed below along with the prep needed for each exam. These exams include a contrast material (Barium) in order to visualize the alimentary canal.
- Barium Swallows - Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
- Upper GI’s - Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
- Small Bowel Exams - Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
- Barium Enemas (air or regular contrast) - Clear liquids after 12 p.m.
- 4 p.m. - drink 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate
- 5 p.m. - have a clear liquid supper
- 6 p.m. - take 4 Dulcolax
- Midnight - nothing to eat or drink
- 5:30 a.m. - insert Dulcolax Suppository
Other services ERI also provides
- CT and MRI Arthrograms
- Joint Aspirations and Injections
An arthogram is the injection of contrast (x-ray dye) into a joint using fluoroscopy or ultrasound to guide the placement of the needle. After the dye is injected, images are obtained using CT or MRI.
A joint aspiration (arthrocentesis) involves withdrawing a sample of fluid from a joint using a needle and syringe.
A joint injection (intra-articular injection) is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions. A small needle is placed into the affected joint and an anti-inflammatory agent is then injected.
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is a radiologic procedure to investigate the shape of the uterine cavity and the shape and patency of the fallopian tubes. It entails the injection of contrast material (x-ray dye) into the cervical canal.
If you know you know you are pregnant, or even potentially pregnant, we will need to know this in order to explore alternatives that can be safely used. For your convenience, a urine pregnancy test ordered by your physician can be performed at ERI prior to your imaging procedure.