Lower GI Tract Radiography

Lower GI X-ray Image

Most people are familiar with x-ray images, which produce a still picture of the body’s internal organs. A similar imaging method, fluoroscopy, uses x-rays to capture a moving image of an organ while it is functioning. Though still x-ray images can be useful in examining the colon and rectum, dynamic fluoroscopy is often the most effective way to view abnormal or blocked movement of waste through the body’s lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. A lower GI radiological examination is usually done on an outpatient basis. The radiologist or technologist will discuss details of the examination and can review rare complications (circumstances that need special consideration).

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