Fluoroscopy for Organ Imaging in Corinth, MS

What is Fluoroscopy?

With the aid of a contrast agent, Fluoroscopy enables a x-ray technologist to capture an image of an internal body organ while it is functioning. This contrast agent allows the image to be viewed clearly on a monitor or screen.

What are some common uses of Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is used to screen for:

  • ulcers
  • benign tumors (polyps, for example)
  • cancer
  • signs of certain other intestinal illnesses

What types of tests are given?

    • Barium Swallow
    • Myelography
    • Upper GI
    • Lower GI (Barium Enema)
  • Small Bowel Follow Through

How should I prepare for this procedure?

  • Preparation varies depending on the type of test given – Lower and Upper GI, Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP). Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your exam.
  • You should inform your doctor about any recent illnesses or other medical conditions, as well as any allergies you might have to medications.
  • Women should always inform the technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

What should I expect during this exam?

  • Fluoroscopy is generally painless.
  • Depending on the type of fluoroscopic test you undergo, in general you will be asked to lie or stand between the X-ray machine and a fluorescent screen after putting on a gown.
  • An X-ray scanner produces fluoroscopic images of the body part being examined.
  • You may be repositioned frequently to enable the radiologist or technologist to capture different views.

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