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Diagnostic X-Ray & Fluoroscopy

Diagnostic imaging can assist in diagnosing or treating nearly all forms of pathology.

No matter the type of X-ray, images are electronically available for a radiologist, a highly trained physician who interprets the X-rays. And, a report is automatically sent to your doctor after the X-ray has been interpreted. Fluoroscopy studies can be done at both Hendrick Medical Center and Hendrick Medical Center South. We also offer diagnostic imaging at several convenient campuses in the area.

Physicians who are part of the Hendrick network have access to your X-rays immediately. We also can send images electronically to outside hospitals for patients being transferred.


Highly trained in positional fluoroscopy, we strive to make you comfortable and often can complete these exams in a short time period.

What is positional fluoroscopy?

Positional fluoroscopy is a type of “video X-ray” that allows us to image the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and other organs in action. By using barium, air or an X-ray contrast, we can coat or fill certain organs safely to capture X-rays of them, highlighting areas that would not otherwise be seen.

An upper GI series can help detect:

  • Ulcers
  • Abnormal growths
  • Scars or strictures – narrowing of the GI tract
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Diverticula – bulges in the wall of the esophagus or intestine
  • Esophageal varices – enlarged veins in the esophagus
  • A lower GI series can detect problems of the large intestine, including:
  • Polyps
  • Diverticula – bulges in the intestinal wall
  • Cancerous growths
  • Ulcers
  • Fistulae – abnormal openings in the intestinal wall that lead to the abdominal cavity, other organs or the skin's surface
  • Inflammation
Digital Technology

Digital technology in X-ray offers many more options and more accurate measurements than ever before, capturing more detail not only in bone but also soft tissue. It uses less radiation and produces superior images. Exciting tools are available to diagnose more precisely, such as image pasting in scoliosis. This pastes your X-rays together and allows doctors to see the bigger picture.

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