Medical Arts Radiology

Services

Medical Arts Radiology provides state-of-the-art medical imaging and radiology services for patients and referring physicians. We have been serving the Long Island area for more than 70 years, and we are proud to be one of the most respected and well-known radiology practices around.

Fluoroscopy

With the aid of a contrast agent, fluoroscopy enables an X-ray technologist to capture an image of an internal body organ while it is functioning. This contrast agent allows the image to be viewed clearly on a monitor or screen.

What are some common uses of fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is used to screen for ulcers, benign tumors (polyps, for example), cancer, or signs of certain other intestinal illnesses.

What types of tests are given?

  • Barium Swallow
  • Myelography
  • Upper GI
  • Lower GI (Barium Enema)
  • Small Bowel Follow Through

How should I prepare for this procedure?

  • Preparation varies depending on the type of test given: Lower and upper GI or intravenous pyelogram (IVP). Your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your exam.
  • You should inform your doctor about any recent illnesses or other medical conditions, as well as any allergies you might have to medications.
  • Women should always inform the technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

What should I expect during this exam?

  • Fluoroscopy is generally painless.
  • Depending on the type of fluoroscopic test you undergo, in general you will be asked to lie or stand between the X-ray machine and a fluorescent screen after putting on a gown.
  • An X-ray scanner produces fluoroscopic images of the body part being examined.
  • You may be repositioned frequently to enable the radiologist or technologist to capture different views.

For more information please visit www.radiologyinfo.org

If your doctor refers you for fluoroscopy, be sure to request Medical Arts Radiology. To schedule an appointment, contact the Long Island imaging center nearest you or request an appointment online now.