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Title: Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopy


1
Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopy
  • Louis Carney III
  • BME 281
  • November 18, 2013

2
What is Fluoroscopy?
  • Fluoroscopy is a x-ray based medical imaging
    system that can display real time x-rays of the
    human body to a screen in which results can be
    analyzed.
  • Works by sending short x-ray pulses to an image
    receptor.
  • Uses for fluoroscopy
  • Swallowing studies
  • Gastrointestinal images
  • Angiography
  • Implantation of stents,
  • needles, tubes, ect.

3
Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopy
  • What is the gastrointestinal series?
  • It includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • Gastrointestinal fluoroscopy can diagnose
    problems associated with
  • abdominal swelling and pain
  • bloating
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • trouble swallowing

4
Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopy Contd
  • The patient is given a barium drink that coats
    the inside of the upper GI and allows the images
    to be clearly seen by the radiologist.
  • As the barium is swallowed, real time images of
    the barium flowing through the upper GI are
    projected and any abnormality will be seen.
  • Some patients are given baking soda crystals to
    create gas, extending the GI and creating a more
    defined image.

5
Advantages of Fluoroscopy
  • Minimally invasive diagnostic method
  • Decreases length of hospital stay
  • Cut hospitalization and anesthesia charges
  • Less soft tissue damage during surgery because of
    the increased view and detail that the
    fluoroscopy gives.

6
Limitations
  • Amount of radiation you can be safely exposed to.
  • High degree of technological knowledge of the
    system is required to operate safely and
    effectively.
  • Excludes certain patient groups
  • Patients with kidney defects
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients with a history of radiation exposure
  • Cost

7
Works Cited
  • http//web.mac.com/bdurkindo/Center_for_Pain_Manag
    ement/Journal_Articles_files/FluoroscopyBasics2007
    .pdf
  • http//healthlibrary.brighamandwomens.org/Library/
    Encyclopedia/92,P07662
  • http//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18849699
  • http//radiographics.rsna.org/content/31/2/591.ful
    l
  • http//taniagraphy.blogspot.com/2009/04/history-of
    -fluoroscopy.html
  • http//www.imagingeconomics.com/issues/articles/20
    02-04_09.asp
  • http//radiology.rsna.org/content/250/1/18.full
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