X-Rays and Barium (Fluoroscopy) Studies

Standard X-rays are provided at our Haddonfield, Pennsauken, Voorhees, Route 73, Cherry Hill, Greentree, West Deptford and Washington Township offices.

Barium studies are provided at our Voorhees, Turnersville, Route 73, Cherry Hill, Greentree, West Deptford and Washington Township offices.

All imaging services are performed by certified technologists and read by board-certified radiologists.
All of our centers are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.

X-rays are forms of electromagnetic radiation similar to light. They are higher in energy and can penetrate the body so that images of internal structures can be obtained. X-rays are used to expose a photographic plate or digital sensor. X-rays show parts of the body in various shades of gray, with some structures (e.g. bone) appearing whiter than organs (e.g. lungs) which appear darker on the image.

Traditional radiography and fluoroscopy, such as Upper Gastrointestinal Series (UGI) and Barium Enema (BE), have long been standard diagnostic tools at SJRA. Sometimes, materials such as barium are used to enhance the images. Our registered technologists have the benefit of the latest equipment, including digital radiography, to insure low dose, high quality x-rays.

A Barium Enema is an X-ray examination of the colon after a barium liquid is introduced to allow better visualization. A barium enema can detect colon cancer as well as other disorders of the colon such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis).

It is important to follow the directions given to you to obtain a quality study.

An Upper Gastrointestinal Series involves taking X-rays of the esophagus, stomach and/or small intestines after drinking a barium liquid.  A UGI can detect disorders such as ulcers and certain cancers.  To prepare for the test, do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight on the day of the examination.  If you need to take medication which cannot wait until after the examination is over (usually about mid-morning), take it with a tiny sip of water.  If you are a diabetic and cannot fast, please let us know in advance of your examination.

CAUTION!

Women of Childbearing Age:
If you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant, please let your physician know immediately.

All of our centers are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.