X ray and Fluoroscopy

X ray and fluoroscopy involves the use of ionizing radiation to produce images based on the differential tissue attenuation of the X-rays.

We are able to perform all forms of X-rays and fluoroscopy procedures and subsequently issue the reports.

X rays are mainly useful in evaluating the skeletal structures and the chest.

The x ray facility uses the latest computed radiography technique in the acquisition of images. This improves the clarity of images, reduces the turnover time from image acquisition to printing (less than 1 minute) and reduces on the number of image retakes.

At ScanLab its all about the use of state-of-the-art technology to give you the best and most accurate diagnosis hence our use of the Multix Swing Digital Xray machine.

Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures–similar to an X-ray “movie.” A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The beam is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.

Fluoroscopy can also be used for diagnosing (finding out the cause of) a health problem such as heart or intestinal disease. It also can be used to guide treatments such as implants or injections, or in orthopedic surgery. It helps the healthcare provider look inside organs, joints, muscles, and bones


A Barium Meal is an x-ray examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It involves swallowing a liquid contrast called barium which coats the lining of the oesophagus (food pipe), stomach and small intestine so that it can be seen on x-rays.


Barium swallow is a dedicated test of the pharynx, esophagus, and proximal stomach, and may be performed as a single or double contrast study. The study is often “modified” to suit the history and symptoms of the individual patient, but it is often useful to evaluate the entire pathway from the lips to the gastric fundus.



A barium enema is an X-ray exam that can detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon). The procedure is also called a colon X-ray. An enema is the injection of a liquid into your rectum through a small tube. In this case, the liquid contains a metallic substance (barium) that coats the lining of the colon. Normally, an X-ray produces a poor image of soft tissues, but the barium coating results in a relatively clear silhouette of the colon. During a barium enema exam, air may be pumped into the colon. The air expands the colon and improves the quality of images. This is called an air-contrast (double-contrast) barium enema. Before a barium enema, your doctor will instruct you to completely empty your colon. Call or come for booking for preparation.



Hysterosalpingography, or HSG, is an X-ray test to outline the internal shape of the uterus and show whether the fallopian tubes are blocked. In HSG, a thin tube is threaded through the vagina and cervix. A substance known as contrast material is injected into the uterus.

One is advised to call or come for booking instructions prior to the procedure.

MCUG (micturating cystourethrogram)

A micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG) is a scan/XRAY that shows how well your bladder works by injecting contrast into your bladder through your urethra using a catheter/cannula with images taken as you micturate/urinate. Several images are taken. It is used to diagnose various urinary tract disorders including pain while urinating and difficulty in urinating. It is also used to show up any abnormalities with your urinary system for both adults and children.

MCUG (micturating cystourethrogram)


Ascending urethrogram has been the gold standard investigation in the evaluation of stricture urethra. But it is associated with radiation exposure and determines the length and site of the stricture. Done in a retrograde fashion, contrast is injected using a cannula through the urethra into the bladder.



Intravenous urography (IVU), also referred to as intravenous pyelography (IVP) or excretory urography (EU), is a radiographic study of the renal parenchyma, pelvicalyceal system, ureters and the urinary bladder.