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Fluoroscopy is used to provide moving picture X-RAYs. A continuous xray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The X-RAY is transmitted to a monitor to show the motion of the body part in detail. Fluoroscopy is beneficial in viewing the movement of joints or organ systems.
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Exam Preparation Instructions
Please remember to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time
Wear comfortable clothing, (some exams may require 2 piece garments)
Avoid wearing jewelry
Bring anything in writing from the Referring Physician, as well as Attorney's paperwork.
Bring License and Insurance Cards
All consent forms will need to be signed prior to the exam and your medical history will be reviewed
Bring any comparison films you may have unless from Russo Radiology
Payment is expected at the time of service/exam
Upper GI Series/Small Bowel/ Esophagram
Patient should not eat/drink after midnight on the day prior to the exam.
Allow approximately 30-40 minutes for the UGI and Esophagram
Allow approximately 1-3 hours for the UGISB/Small Bowel Series
11 years or older: The patient must purchase 2 bottles of Citrate of Magnesia at any pharmacy, and follow as directed.
The patient should allow at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours for the procedure.
Barium Enema Prep:
One Day before the Exam:
You may have a clear liquid breakfast.
Clear liquids consist of water, tea, coffee (no milk), and strained fruit juice.
Do not eat solid food throughout the day, between 11am and 1pm, have a clear liquid lunch.
This includes broth, jell-o or popsicles in addition to the liquids mentioned above.
Between 2pm and 5pm, drink the first bottle of Citrate of Magnesia .This is to be followed by drinking an additional 3 or 4 glasses of plain water. Five hours after drinking the first Citrate of Magnesia (between 7pm and 10pm), drink the second bottle of Citrate of Magnesia. The solution will cause you to have repeated loose stools (diarrhea) which is the expected result. It typically works within 30 minutes but may take as long as 3 hours to have an effect.
During the remainder of the evening, you may drink clear liquids if desired but do not eat solid foods until the procedure is complete the following day. Do not exceed the recommended Citrate of Magnesia dosage as serious side effects may occur.
The morning of the procedure:
Take regular medications with water, unless otherwise instructed by your physician. If you have an afternoon procedure, you may have clear liquids until 10am.
If you are a diabetic, take ½ your usual dosage of insulin on the morning of the procedure. If you take a “Diabetes Pill”, you may skip it the morning of the procedure, unless otherwise instructed. If you have any other questions regarding your medications please call your primary care physician.
Patients should arrive 1 hour before their scheduled appointment.
- Exam needs to be scheduled for the 7th or 8th day after menstruation so there is no danger of radiating a recently fertilized ovum.
- Allow approximately 30 minutes for the procedure
- Prep and procedure may be subject to change per the ordering physician.