X-Ray

 X-ray is a non-invasive, painless test which is used to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions such as fractures and pneumonia.  It uses a small amount of radiation to produce images of bones and internal organs.  We offer advanced x-ray techniques (computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR)) to minimize patient radiation exposure.  A technologist will take your x-rays and then submit them to one of our radiologists for interpretation.

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses x-rays to create “real-time” or moving images of the body.  It can be employed to produce images of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract which has been coated with a contrast agent (barium).  Common fluoroscopic examinations include esophogram,  upper GI, small bowel series, and barium enema.   Radiologists use fluoroscopy to assess both the anatomy and function of the body.   Fluoroscopy is also used to perform arthrograms and myelograms which evaluate joints and the spinal column.  At LGRA, we use advanced fluoroscopic techniques such as pulse fluoroscopy to minimize the amount of radiation used for your examination.  Prior to the examination, women should inform their physician or the x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.


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