X-ray and Fluoroscopy
Diagnostic X-ray and Fluoroscopy
With our contemporary technology, advanced training and education, we provide you and your doctor high quality imaging you can trust. We have the most seasoned technologists in the area with multiple specialties and higher level degrees. We are the most widely-available imaging system in our area. Diagnostic imaging can assist in diagnosing or treating nearly all forms of pathology. No matter what type of X-ray you are having done, they are electronically available for a Radiologist (highly trained physician that interprets the X-rays) and a report is automatically sent to your doctor when it has been interpreted.
If your doctor has access to the Hendrick network, they have access to your X-rays and reports immediately. We can also send images electronically to Cook Children’s Hospital if one of our patients is being transferred. Outpatient Services can be received at Hickory Center, Jones Building, Anderson Outpatient, and our newest location Hendrick Imaging Center. We have facilities available at the Hendrick Cancer Center and Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation as well.
We perform the majority of contrast-enhanced fluoroscopy studies in Abilene. Highly trained in positional fluoroscopy, we strive to make you comfortable and can often complete these exams in a shorter time period.
What is positional fluoroscopy?
Positional fluoroscopy is a type of “video x-ray” that allows us to see your GI tract and other organs in action. By using barium, air, or an x-ray dye, we can coat or fill certain organs safely and take x-rays of them, highlighting areas that would not otherwise be seen.
An upper GI series can help detect
•scars or strictures—narrowings of the GI tract
•diverticula—bulges in the wall of the esophagus or intestine
•esophageal varices—enlarged veins in the esophagus
A lower GI series can detect problems of the large intestine, including
•diverticula—bulges in the intestinal wall
•fistulae—abnormal openings in the intestinal wall that lead to the abdominal cavity, other organs, or the skin's surface
•inflammation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NDDIC)
New Digital Technology
This new technology in x-ray has offered many more options and more accurate measurements than ever before. Digital x-ray not only captures more detail in bone, but in soft tissue as well. It uses less radiation and produces superior images. Exciting new tools are available to diagnose more precisely, such as image pasting in scoliosis. This pastes your x-rays together and allows doctors to see the bigger picture.
How to get your results
A report will be faxed instantly to your doctor. If you do not have a follow-up plan scheduled with them, give their office one to two business days to file your report and develop a treatment option before calling.
Dress x-ray friendly
We have a friendly and knowledgeable staff that can answer additional questions you may have. Call us at 325.670.2728.
- To make your exam easier and more convenient for you, here are a few tips on dressing for x-ray:
- Wear a shirt with no metal, glitter, sequins, or thick buttons.
- Wear sweat pants, yoga pants, or other pants that have no metal or zippers.
- Do not wear jewelry. Often your jewelry will have to be removed. Please leave valuable jewelry at home so it is not forgotten.
- Wear a bra that does not have underwire or snaps. A regular sports bra works great.
|Hendrick Medical Center
1900 Pine St.
Abilene, Texas 79601