In Digital Fluoroscopy, a moveable X-ray apparatus extends over a large table, sending real-time images of your body to a television monitor.
X-rays are commonly used to examine:
- The digestive system to help detect problems in the throat, stomach, intestines and colon.
- The head to detect skull fractures, trauma to the face or head, and sinus infections.
- The chest to evaluate circulation and analyze diseases of the heart and lungs.
- The urinary system to detect problems in the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.
- Bones and joints to help detect fractures, dislocations, arthritis, and monitors the healing process.
- Arthrograms to evaluate joints (often in conjunction with MRI).