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Pediatric X-Ray or Fluoroscopy Exam

Common Pediatric Imaging procedures include Barium Enema (BE) or Gastrograffin Enema, Voiding Cysto-Urethrogram (VCUG), Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI), Upper Gastrointestinal Small Bowel Follow Through (UGI/SBFT), Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP), X-rays

How Pediatric Imaging with Fluoroscopy Works In contrast to traditional X-rays that create still images, fluoroscopy allows doctors to see moving images in real time. This is a tremendous advantage in cases where it is important to see the organs and body functions in motion. A contrast material is often used to trace the path through the body. This allows the pediatric radiologist to study particular areas of interest in order to make a more accurate diagnosis. A video camera is brought over the patient, without touching or hurting the patient. Some kids say it looks like a tent or a mini-car wash.   

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