X-Ray

X-rays take internal images of the body of film like a camera. Our radiologist have advanced x-ray and flouroscopy technology that provide diagnostic assistance for a wide range of film imaging.

Procedures vary according to the examination purpose of the x-ray. For instance, an x-ray for your large intestine is taken in conjunction with a barium enema.

Preparetions for this exam differ from an Upper GI Series which involves imaging the esophagus, stomach, and a portion of the small intestines during which you're asked to sip a barium "cocktail." For an intravenous pyelogram (IVP), an injected "contrast medium" is used to highlight areas of the kidneys, ureters, and the urinary bladder.

The length of time for each of these examinations can vary from 45 minutes to an hour. You will be guided by the radiologist or technologist through the process.