- 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.
Table Weight Limits (Kg)
Siemens Luminos Agile
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.
- 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.