X-ray and Digital Fluoroscopy
Early diagnosis is the key to preventing and treating illnesses such as broken bones and signs of cancer. By sending a small, carefully controlled amount of radiation through a certain part of your body, X-rays capture important images of the inside of your body. These images provide your physician with the necessary information to make a diagnosis, as well as help determine the appropriate treatment.
Digital Fluoroscopy uses X-rays to capture images of an organ while it is moving and functioning, such as the movement of food through the intestinal tract. Digital Fluoroscopy is most commonly used to analyze the digestive tract or to aid in catheterization. Typically, a contrast medium such as barium is used to help aid the visualization.
Learn more about X-ray at www.radiologyinfo.org