X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones, joint or spine injuries. At least two images (from different angles) are taken and often three images are needed if the problem is around a joint (knee, elbow or wrist). X-rays also play a key role in guiding orthopedic surgery and in the treatment of sports-related injuries. X-ray may uncover more advanced forms of cancer in bones although early screening for cancer findings requires other methods.
Barium studies are performed for examination of the esophagus, stomach, and small bowel (upper GI) or colon (lower GI). Barium is administered by mouth or enema, and, using a special X-ray machine called a fluoroscope, passage of barium is monitored by the radiologist on a TV. X-rays are then taken with the barium in the stomach and bowel.Patient preparation for fluoroscopy exams:
There is no special preparation required for most bone radiographs. You may be asked to change into a gown before your examination. You will also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that could show up on the images and overlap important findings. Women should always inform their doctor or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
All of the radiography equipment at the Imaging Center of Idaho was chosen to ensure the highest quality images, significantly reduced examination time, and low radiation exposure to both the patients and the physicians/technologists. We have Digital Fluoroscopy and Computed Radiography which are now the industry standard for Radiographic imaging.
While Dr. Malcom treats a variety of patients, he also specializes in the treatment of vein disease, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy needing sclerotherapy or other vein surgery. He is one of the lead trainers, ensuring all vein doctors are able to carry out care at a high level but affordable price.
I had a pretty great experience here. Check in was easy since most of it was done over the phone prior to arrival. I was well taken care of during the whole imaging process. I was a little nervous but that went away quickly while being talked through the whole process and during the process. Very great staff!
They went above and beyond to help my diagnosis. The Ultrasound technician looked at my prostate, but it appeared normal, so she explored my abdomen. She then found a hernia! I believe it would have gone undetected and untreated if not for her persistence. Thanks to ALL at Imaging and Vein Center of Idaho for a positive experience during a scary time.
Everyone has been wonderful and very caring. Thank you all for everything. Oh and you really need to get banana flavored contrast drinks.😁
This staff and service was fantastic. They got me in the day after I called to make an appointment. Cash pay price was VERY reasonable. I highly recommend this facility.
We are driven by empathy and compassion and strive for our patients to have a good experience and successful exam. Every technologist is extensively educated in their field and is not only experienced, but also caring and committed to capturing the best diagnostic images.
Offering Board Certified Radiologists with subspecialities in Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal, Body, Breast, Interventional and General Radiology.
When you're getting ready for an imaging service to verify your healthcare provider's diagnosis, to check in on your new baby or to assess the damage your fall has done to your ankle, you need a variety of things. You'll need cutting-edge equipment to get a deeper view of your bodily systems, a friendly technologist to ease you through the imaging process and a knowledgeable radiologist to walk you through the results. You can count on the Imaging Center of Idaho to provide ideal imaging services.
Call 208-454-0742 now to learn more about our imaging services.
MRI is a safe method of obtaining detailed pictures of internal body structures with the use of magnetic field and the radio frequency pulses.Learn More
Ultrasound imaging (also called “sonography”) uses high-frequency sound waves to create visual images of the internal body structures.Learn More
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie.Learn More