Providence Imaging Center in Anchorage performs several different x-ray exams that utilize a fluoroscope, making it possible to see internal organs in motion. Most of the tests we do are to image the gastrointestinal tract. Another test is often ordered by fertility specialists to view the female reproductive organs, and is called an HSG.
Fluoroscopy uses a continuous x-ray beam to create a sequence of images that are projected onto a fluorescent screen, or television-like monitor. When used with a contrast material, which clearly defines the area being examined by making it appear bright white, this special x-ray technique makes it possible for the physician to view internal organs in motion. Still images are also captured and stored electronically on a computer.
The fluoroscopy studies that we offer do require some preparation, and must be scheduled in advance. They include:
- HSG (Hysterosalpingogram)