Victory Radiologists offers a complete range of digital fluoroscopy services. We pride ourselves on offering our patients access to trained and qualified staff using the latest, state-of-the-art equipment. Fluoroscopy procedures require a referral from your doctor. This procedure may also require pre-authorization from your medical aid and a co-payment may also apply.

What Is

Fluoroscopy is a form of ‘live’ X-Ray that enables a radiologist to take images of the body’s internal organs via X-Ray, by using a contrast medium.  The contrast medium increases the visibility of the internal organs or a specific area of concern, as the radiologist watches on a screen. Contrast agents may be introduced to the body through injections, swallowing, or in select cases, an enema.

Fluoroscopy studies
can include:

  • Oesophagram/Barium Swallow to study the throat.
  • Upper GI to study the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first portion of small intestine).
  • Small Bowel Series to study the stomach and entire small intestine.
  • Barium Enema to study the large intestine (colon and rectum).
  • Hysterosalpingogram to study the uterus and fallopian tubes.
  • Intravenous Pyelography (IVP) to study the kidneys, ureters, and the urinary bladder.
  • Cystogram /Voiding Cystogram to study the bladder, or bladder and urethra.

How It

  • We will start the examination by asking you a few questions about your condition and medical history. Please notify us immediately if there is any chance that you may be pregnant or if you have any known allergies, including previous reactions to X-Ray contrast.
  • For studies that use IV contrast please inform us if you are breast feeding (as it is optional to discontinue for 24 hours after the procedure), if you have any medical conditions such as asthma, heart disease and/or kidney issues, or if you are diabetic, and take metformin/Glucophage.
  • Each Fleuroscopy procedure has specific requirements and preparations that must be carried out by the patient before the study can take place. Please contact our team to ensure that you prepare accordingly in order to avoid a failed or delayed procedure.
  • The images are then taken and these, together with the radiologists report will be placed into an envelope for you to take with you back to your referring doctor. The technologist will ensure the images taken are complete and accurate, before you leave the clinic; however please note, they do not interpret the images. Procedure results will be communicated directly to your doctor.
  • Through our software system, your doctor has immediate access to your images and the radiologists report as soon as they are completed. They will consult with you and explain the results at a follow-up appointment.