GENERAL / EXAM SPECIFICS
X-RAY EXAMS: No restrictions prior to exam.
-Esophagram / UGI / Small Bowel exams:
-If you wear clothing without buttons, snaps or zippers, you will not have to undress for your exam.
-Nothing by mouth 6 hrs. prior to exam (essential medications may be taken with a small amount of water a minimum of 2 hours prior to exam)
-Arthrogram exams: No restrictions prior to exam.
Q. What is X-Ray (Digital Radiography)?
A. X-ray is the oldest, most widely used form of medical imaging. An X-ray picture is called a Radiograph. Capital Imaging employs the most advanced form of X-ray imaging called Direct Digital Radiography. The technology is the same as that of a digital camera. X-ray film is no longer required, meaning your X-ray exam is a faster, more highly advanced study with only a minimal amount of radiation.
Q. What is Fluoroscopy?
A. If you think of X-ray as a still picture, then fluoroscopy is a moving picture. Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses contrast material and X-rays to visualize joints and internal organs in motion. An X-ray beam is passed through the area being examined and a Digital image is evaluated by the radiologist on a high resolution TV monitor.
AXIOM ICONOS R200
Digital technology for superior fluoroscopic examinations.