What is X-ray?
X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-rays can produce diagnostic images of the human body on film or digitally on a computer screen. Diagnostic Imaging Associates utilizes a CR system (computerized radiography), which processes and stores the x-rays as a digital image.
X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and access the lungs, broken bones, joints or spinal injuries. At least two images (from different angles) are taken and often three images are needed if the problem is around a joint (knee, elbow or wrist).
Studies performed but not limited to:
|Abdomen Series / KUB||Hand||Shoulder|
|Chest||Hip||Spine - Cervical -Lumbar - Thoracic|
|Finger/thumb||Neck||Bone Age Study|
What is Fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is a form of x-ray that allows the radiologist to see certain organs and structures in real time as they are functioning. Frequently x-ray contrast is used. The contrast agents allow the structures to be viewed on a monitor. The contrast agent may be swallowed or injected intravenously or inserted via a tube depending on the organs being evaluated. At Diagnostic Imaging Associates, we use digital Fluoroscopy which allows for clearer images, less radiation and shorted exam times. The time for a complete exam however varies from individual to individual depending on their own anatomy and function.
Studies performed, but not limited to:
|Upper GI||Arthrogram injections|
|Barium Enema with Air||Therapeutic Hip Injections|
? Questions about Exams ? Call (716) 636-1902
For more information on either topic, please visit www.Radiologyinfo.org