General X-Ray & Fluoroscopy
Central Utah Imaging Services
The Central Valley Medical Center imaging department is outfitted with
both general x-ray and fluoroscopy devices. This simple imaging tests
allow radiologists to perform a quick, noninvasive examination of the
body’s internal structures. These are both common imaging tests
that can give your doctor a quick update on the body’s condition.
What is Fluoroscopy?
You are probably already familiar with an X-ray, where small amounts of
radiation are used to take snapshots of the body’s internal structures.
Fluoroscopy is a similar technique, except it creates a real time video
of the body’s structures, allowing the radiologist to evaluate the
body’s functional abilities.
Fluoroscopy may be used to diagnose conditions that affect:
- The gastrointestinal system
Fluoroscopy is noninvasive and without any significant risks. As it is
a form of X-ray, there is minor exposure to radiation, so talk with your
doctor if you have already received X-rays, fluoroscopy, or some other
form of radiation treatment that year. This test is normally done on an
outpatient basis. If your procedure required the use of a catheter, you
may need to recover at the hospital for a couple of hours before returning home.
Contact our diagnostic imaging department today at 435-323-3165 if you
have questions about our x-ray or fluoroscopy services.