Fluoroscopic Procedures / Barium Studies

Fluoroscopic procedures are performed by a radiologist who uses real time xray imaging to make images of a part of your body in various positions, often after you drink some contrast material or have some contrast infused into your rectum or bladder. The procedures are generally painless and take anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes. Fluoroscopy is performed in the main department on CMP4.

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Radiologyinfo.org for Patients

The radiology information resource for patients. RadiologyInfo.org tells you how various X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. The website contains over 200 procedure, exam and disease descriptions covering diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and radiation safety and is updated frequently with new information. All material on the RadiologyInfo.org website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR and RSNA, as well as other professional radiology organizations.

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