Monthly Archives: June 2010

Arthrography

An arthrogram is a series of images, often X-rays, of a joint after injection of a contrast medium. The injection is normally done under a local anesthetic. The radiologist performs the study utilizing fluoroscopy or ultrasound to guide the placement … Continue reading

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Myelography

Myelography is a type of radiographic examination that uses a contrast medium to detect pathology of the spinal cord, including the location of a spinal cord injury, cysts, and tumors. The procedure often involves injection of contrast medium into the … Continue reading

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Upper G.I.

Upper GI series, also upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract radiography, is a radiological examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It consists of a series of X-ray images of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The most common use for this medical testing … Continue reading

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Barium Enema (BE or lower GI)

A barium enema, or lower gastrointestinal (GI) examination, is an X-ray examination of the large intestine (colon and rectum). The test is used to help diagnose diseases and other problems that affect the large intestine. To make the intestine visible … Continue reading

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Obstetric ultrasonography

Obstetric sonography (ultrasonography) is the application of medical ultrasonography to obstetrics, in which sonography is used to visualize the embryo or foetus in its mother’s uterus (womb). The procedure is often a standard part of prenatal care, as it yields … Continue reading

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