Screening

Screening x-ray or fluoroscopy uses x-rays to capture moving images of internal organ.

The x-rays pass through the region being examined and onto a TV- like monitor, where the area and its motion can be seen.

Vision XRAY Group Screening XRAY /Fluoroscopy is used to obtain an in-depth look at many body systems including; the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems

Some examples of commonly performed Screening x-ray tests at Vision XRAY Group include;

Barium Meal

Barium Swallow

Barium follow through

Small bowel series

Barium Enama

Micturating Cystourethrogram (MCU)

Hysterosalpinogram (HSG)

 

What to expect during the test

  • You may be asked to remove clothing or jewellery that may be close to the area being examined.
  • If you are asked to remove your clothing, you will be offered a gown to wear.
  • Depending on the type of test you are having, you may be asked to take a contrast substance. You may be given this via swallowing, enema, catheter or via an injection, usually into the hand or arm or into a joint.
  • If a joint is being looked at we will ask you to either stand, sit or lay on the X-ray table. Depending on the test you may be asked to move into different positions, move a certain body part, or hold your breath for a short time.
  •  If the test requires you to swallow a liquid, you will be asked to take a mouthful and hold it in your mouth until the Radiographer or Radiologist asks you to swallow.
  • Some fluoroscopy tests require fasting or preparation so please call or visit one of our convenient locations  before having your test
  • The type of test you are having and area of the body being looked at and/or treated will determine the length of time for the test.
  • Our reception staff can give you an approximate time for the test when you speak with them.