Radiology & Imaging
Fluoroscopy is available in Decorah, Iowa. Fluoroscopy is a procedure performed by a radiologist to view tissues and organs in motion. During the procedure, a continuous X-ray beam is emitted through the part of the body being examined. X-ray contrast agents, such as barium or iodine, are used to better visualize the internal organs or specific area of the body.
Types of fluoroscopy procedures include:
- Barium enema
- Barium swallow
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) test for female infertility
- Pain injections
- Small bowel follow-through test
- Upper gastrointestinal
- Voiding cystourethrogram test
Preparing for your fluoroscopy procedure
Preparing for your exam will depend on your specific fluoroscopy procedure. Your provider will discuss the preparations required, as some may need to be started well in advance of your procedure. It is also important to ask your provider what you can expect during your fluoroscopy procedure.
How long your examination will take also depends on your specific fluoroscopy procedure. If you are allergic to any contrast agents, inform the technologist prior to beginning the exam.