Illumination – Principle of operation
Our special focus is on functional testing of a body section or representation of tissues in which overlapping structures prevent an accurate assessment. While conventional X-ray technology provides us with rigid images, a screening process can be The swallowing.
Illumination – Application Possibilities
The screening is mainly applied to investigations:
- of the Swallowing Act
- Kidney and urinary tract
- of the Veins
- of the gastrointestinal tract
- The representation of port systems (access to the blood vessels or individual body caves)
- of joints
- For the position control of puncture needles and small intestine probes
In preparation for computed tomography or magnetic resonance tomography investigations
Screening – Investigation process
Contrast agent is administered according to need. Depending on the diagnostic question you take it orally or get it via an access.
If, for example, it is necessary to reproduce the swallowing in order to present possible tight or malfunctions of the food tube, take a contrast medium orally. At the same time we manufacture several X-rays of the neck and the upper chest, whereby the path of the contrast agent can be tracked.
For the screening of the gastrointestinal tract it is necessary that the intestine is emptied beforehand by laxative agents and they appear on an empty stomach for the appointment.
The exception is a pregnancy. This should only be x if the diagnosis is absolutely necessary for a vital therapy of the mother.
For X-ray examinations with contrast agents, please inform us in advance about possible pre-conditions (diabetes, hyperthyroidism, allergies, severe kidney diseases, etc.).
The screening is part of our range of services at the Miners Hospital in Dortmund. We are happy to explain the possibilities of this radiological process!