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By Eisenberg R., Margulis A.

Clinical imaging now performs an incredible position in prognosis, collection of remedy, and follow-up. notwithstanding, sufferers are frequently intimidated via the a number of imaging modalities to be had, the symptoms for his or her use, the enforcing apparatus, what the examinations are like and the way lengthy they final, and the benefits and downsides of assorted systems. This booklet is designed to supply causes for those and different concerns on the way to relieve a few of the nervousness relating to scientific imaging reviews.

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What Will You Feel? You will not feel anything when the x-ray image is taken. In most cases, the only discomfort you will experience relates to the hardness of the x-ray table. X-ray rooms tend to be kept cool to protect the equipment from overheating, but you will be given a sheet or blanket if requested. Some of the positions required for plain radiographs may be uncomfortable, but you will need to maintain them for only a few seconds. If you have suffered an injury and cannot assume the usual position for the examination, the technologist may be able to take a similar view with you in a more comfortable one.

Produced by coating them with barium or a combination of barium and air (or methylcellulose). How Do I Prepare for a Small Bowel Series? The preparation for a small bowel series is the same as that for an upper GI series. To ensure the best possible images of the small bowel, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before the examination. You also should not chew gum or smoke during that time. You may take needed medicine with a small sip of water. If you are a diabetic and take insulin or another medicine for this condition, check with your doctor to determine if the dosage will have to be adjusted while you are not eating.

Lateral view demonstrates severe overexpansion of the lungs with flattening of the diaphragm. There is also increased size and darkness of the air space behind the sternum and the appearance of a “barrel” chest. Figure 2-3. Pneumothorax. The right hemithorax is filled with free air and there are no markings within the right lung, which is completely collapsed (arrows). 26 A PATIENT’S GUIDE TO MEDICAL IMAGING Figure 2-4. Fracture. Frontal view of the ankle shows an oblique fracture of the fibula (arrow).

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