Diagnostic Imaging & Fluoroscopy - Terre Haute Regional Hospital | Terre Haute, IN
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Diagnostic Imaging & Fluoroscopy

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If you have specific questions about the test please contact Radiology Services at 812-237-1625.

Diagnostic Imaging & Fluoroscopy

Diagnostic Imaging is also known as X-ray; it is an examination that used electromagnetic energy beams to produce images onto film, or more advance technology on a computer. When the image is processed by a computer it is called Computerized Radiography or Digital Radiography. X-rays are used to visualize the inside of the human body looking for injury or illness. Most common types of X-rays are of the Bone, Lungs and Abdomen.

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Fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray that is visible at the immediate time of the image. This is sometimes referred to as “Live X-Ray” that is viewed on a monitor that resembles a television. Most common types of examinations that use fluoroscopy are Upper Gastrointestinal Series (UGI), Barium Esophogram, Air Contrast Barium Enema (ACBE ), Barium Enema (BE), Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG), Cystograms, Modified Barium Swallow (3-Phase Swallow Study or Cookie Study), Hysterosalpingograms, Fistulagrams/Sinus Tract Injection and Diaphragm Movement (Sniff Test).

Preparation of Examination

  • Your Physician or Imaging Services will inform you of specific instructions for preparations of your examinations, if needed (many Diagnostic Radiography does not need preparations)
  • Inform your Physician or Radiologic Technologist if there is a chance of pregnancy
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Examination Description

The examinations are completed various ways depending on which area of the body is being examined. Examinations can be performed standing, sitting or lying on a table. Terre Haute Regional Hospital has X-Ray tables that adjust for patient accessibility. If you have any questions, please call the Imaging Services Department at 812-237-1625.