refers to procedures that use standard x-rays to view parts of the
body. This type of exam includes conventional x-rays, tomography
(CT) and fluoroscopy. In all three of these procedures, a very low
dose of radiation is used. This makes the procedures extremely safe
as diagnostic exams.
(x-ray) is a simple and painless procedure that allows the radiologist
to analyze the bony and soft tissue anatomy for diagnosis. The average
x-ray takes 10 - 20 minutes.
Fluoroscopy is an enhanced
x-ray that produces its moving image on a television-like monitor.
It is especially useful in diagnosing problems of the digestive
tract, kidneys and gallbladder. C-arm Fluoroscopy is also used in
pain management procedures and radiological intervention. Sometimes
a contrast agent is used to guide the procedure.
Please refer to our FAQ
- X-ray & Fluoroscopy section for additional questions &