Meet Lila, General Fluoroscopy Info patient

Charlotte Radiology is proud to employ the first fellowship trained pediatric radiologist in the area. And when you're just 6 months old, like Lila, it's definitely something to be happy about. A urinary tract infection when Lila was 3 months old led her parents to seek out a radiologist specializing in children, which proved to be the right decision for their newborn and the perfect scenario for their family.
Fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray that captures moving images, allowing the radiologist to observe the functioning as well as the anatomy of internal organs. Common exams that use fluoroscopy include upper gastrointestinal exams (UGI), barium enemas (BE), and Intravenous Pyelograms (IVP). It also is used to quickly guide the radiologist when performing a procedure that involves placing a tube, catheter or other device internally. Examples include angiography, myelograms and interventional radiology procedures. For nearly all of these exams, static or still images are also taken to document what is seen or done at the time of the exam. A fluoroscopy unit consists of three components: the fluoroscope, which moves over the body part of interest; the monitor that displays the moving image; and the X-ray tube that generates the X-rays that pass through the body and create the image on the fluoroscope. As with any X-ray, you do not feel any sensations from fluoroscopy itself. Meet our Team of Diagnostic Radiologists Meet our Team of Pediatric Radiologists