Our Fluoroscopy, equipment is designed to do all types of procedures including Upper GI and Small Bowel exams, Barium Enema, IVP, and Hysterosalpingogram.
What is Fluoroscopy?
A fluoroscope uses an X-ray beam to take pictures in real time, as they are happening. In this way we can look at the digestive tract, including the stomach, esophagus, and colon. Diagnoses such as reflux and ulcer disease can be made in a simple, noninvasive way. Fluoroscopy can also be used to visualize the fallopian tubes in patients who have had difficulty becoming pregnant.
Generally a fluoroscope is combined with a standard X-ray tube in the same room and using the same table. The X-ray tube is used to take “still” x-ray picture, like chest x-rays, or x-rays of the hand, foot, ankle, or shoulder. X-rays are simple, noninvasive, and relatively inexpensive. They are a good “first step” in evaluating patients who have different symptoms and illnesses.