Services: X-Ray & Fluoroscopy

Digital X-Ray & Fluoroscopy

An x-ray is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Fluoroscopy makes it possible to see internal organs in motion. This form of x-ray can be used to further evaluate the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. Upper gastrointestinal tract radiography, also called an upper GI, involves the oral ingestion of contrast material such as barium, to allow an examination of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine. When the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract is filled with barium, also called a lower GI or barium enema, the radiologist is able to view and assess the anatomy and function of the rectum, colon and sometimes part of the lower small intestine.