It is an imaging technique commonly used to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient
An imaging technique commonly used to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. The fluoroscope consists of an X-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a patient is placed. Common procedures using fluoroscopy are investigations of the gastrointestinal track (refers to the esophagus, the stomach and the intestine), including barium meal and barium enema, hysterosalpingography and intravenous pyelography. Due to the fact that these structures do not show clearly enough for diagnostic purposes on plain radiographs, radio-opaque barium salts are used to show the shape of the lumina of these organs and therefore allow the i more...
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Intravenous Pyelogram
Functional examination of the kidneys
An Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) is an x-ray examination used to visualize abnormalities of the urinary system including the kidneys, ureters and urinary bladder. It involves iodinated contrast material injected into veins which travels through the blood st
Valuable examination for suspected female infertility
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is a useful radiologic procedure to diagnose uterine malformations and investigate the shape and patency of the fallopian tubes. It is extensively used in the work-up of infertile women. Preparation: This examination should b
Barium Enema
A basic examination of the gastrointestinal tract
A barium enema is an x-ray study of the large bowel (colon). A liquid contrast (barium) is introduced into the large intestine via the rectum and coats the lining of bowel so that it can be visualized on x-rays. Preparation: For the study to work, the en
Barium Meal
A basic examination of the upper digestive tract
A barium meal is an x-ray examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It involves swallowing a liquid contrast, called barium, which coats the lining of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine so that it can be seen using a fluoroscope. Liquid sus
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