About the Flouroscopy X-ray
When you arrive for your child's fluoroscopy X-ray, check in at the registration desk on the A level. A technologist will greet you in the waiting room and bring you and your child to the exam room. You must have an order from the ordering physician’s office or a previously scheduled appointment.
What to Expect During Your Child’s Fluoroscopy X-ray
The fluoroscopy X-ray does not hurt, but some positions for capturing the X-ray are awkward or uncomfortable. Following are some things you can expect:
- Your child may be given a contrast material to drink before the X-ray. This will help the doctor see the organ or anatomy better. The type of exam determines how the contrast is given, whether orally, through an intravenous catheter, urinary catheter or enema tip.
- During the fluoroscopy, X-ray a special camera will glide over your child's body and "float" above the area to be X-rayed.
- Your child will be placed on a narrow bed. Movement will affect the quality of the scan and could affect results.
- Our pediatric radiologist will then review the images. Additional images or X-rays may be needed before you leave the department.
After the Fluoroscopy X-ray
Results are sent to your child's doctor within two to three business days. Call the doctor who ordered the exam for the results.
Questions or Concerns
For questions about your appointment time or scheduling:
For questions about the fluoroscopy X-ray:
Pediatric Fluoroscopy Department
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For questions regarding preparing your child for a fluoroscopy X-ray:
Radiology Child Life Specialist
Phone: (616) 391-5292