FLUOROSCOPY

Fluoroscopy in Madison, CT 

What is Fluoroscopy?


Where standard X-rays provide still pictures, fluoroscopy is used to provide pictures that are projected on a TV screen. A contrast medium is given, and the radiologist is able to observe the images in real time as they are projected on the screen. After the real-time study, the radiologist will also take traditional X-rays that will offer greater detail to assist in making a diagnosis. Fluoroscopic procedures include barium swallow, upper GI series, small bowel series, barium enema, gallbladder series, arthrograms, and hysterosalpingograms.

How to prepare for a fluoroscopic examination


Upper GI or Small Bowel Series

Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before the examination.
Barium Enema

Obtain a preparation kit from Madison Radiology, P.C. 48 hours prior to your appointment. Specific instructions are contained in the preparation kit.
IVP

We suggest that you purchase a bottle of magnesium citrate from your pharmacy. Drink the magnesium citrate between 3:30 - 4:00 pm the day before your procedure and eat a light dinner that evening. You should have nothing else to eat or drink after midnight the night before the examination.
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