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 follow through
Small bowel series
Micturating Cystourethrogram (MCU)
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.