Fluoroscopy

IV.   Fluoroscopy

A.        Overview

  • Fluoroscopy uses ionizing radiation (x-rays) to observe any part of the human anatomy in real-time. 
  • Barium and/or iodinated contrast media may be given to enhance normal anatomy and physiology and to delineate pathology. 

B.        Facilities, Technical Capabilities & Limitations

  • There are two fluoroscopy units available for human research. 
  • All units produce high-quality digital images including video (cinematic) loops.
  • Images are viewable and archived on the Enterprise-wide McKesson Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS); CDs/DVDs can be created as needed.
  • Radiology reports are viewable through SCM/AEHR and can be printed as needed.

Unit

Location

Type

Table Weight   Limits (Kg)

1

Second Floor,
Chandler Hospital,
Pavilion H

Siemens Luminos Agile

275

2

Siemens Axiom Sireskop

136

C.        Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Other days/times by arrangements

D.        Personnel Resources

  • American Board of Radiology-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
  • American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-certified Radiology Technologists.

E.        Costs

  • Please discuss project and all applicable costs with Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal. 
  • Radiology costs include the technologist’s time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and archive the images to a CD/DVD if required by the investigator or study sponsor. 
  • Supply costs might be incurred, e.g., barium and/or iodinated contrast media.
  • Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.