What is Diagnostic Radiology?
Diagnostic Radiology uses ionizing radiation to produce two-dimensional images of skeletal and other tissues within the body. Using contrast agents allows internal organs to be visualized.
You may be instructed to restrict certain things from your diet prior to your exam. You may need to take an oral or rectal prep, and you will be given instructions as to what to do in that instance.
Women should always inform their physician or technologist if there is any possibility that they may be pregnant.
What to expect after your exam
A radiologist will interpret the images, and a signed report will be sent to your physician who will discuss the results with you.