X-ray & Fluoroscopy


Common X-Ray & Fluoroscopy Exams


  • All body parts


  • Barium Enema
  • Esophagram
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
  • Small Bowel Exam
  • Upper GI Series
  • VCUG/Cystogram
  • Joint Injections


X-rays, also known as Radiography, are the fastest and easiest way for a radiologist to view images of your body. Routine x-rays include images of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and bones.

Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures, such as digestive functions, in a live, movie-like sequence. It is a safe and generally non-invasive procedure. Some fluoroscopy imaging studies include Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP), Barium studies such as Upper and Lower GI and Barium Swallow, and Hysterosalpingogram.

Modern x-ray techniques use a small amount of x-rays and have very tightly controlled x-ray beams. Special care is taken during x-ray examinations to ensure maximum safety for the patient. Women should always inform their physician and x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

Your X-Ray or Fluoroscopy Exam.

Generally, no preparation is required for general x-ray. Images may be captured standing up or lying on the x-ray table.

Preparation for fluoroscopy depends on the type of exam that is performed. For more information about how to prepare for a fluoroscopy exam, click here.

Depending on the type of fluoroscopic exam, a patient will be positioned next to the x-ray equipment standing up and/or lying down. The patient may be be asked to switch positions during the exam. Contrast agents used during a fluoroscopy exam may be introduced to the body through injections, swallowing, or in select cases, an enema.

Once the fluoroscopy or x-ray study is complete, a patient may resume normal activity. Drinking fluids may be encouraged following a fluoroscopy study to help any contrast material move through the body

Next Steps.Fluoroscopy

One of our radiologists will interpret the images from your exam and report the findings to your physician. Your physician will discuss the results of the exam with you.

X-Ray and Fluoroscopy Exams are Performed at:

Ponahawai Office and West Hawaii Office

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