General Radiology (X-Ray)

Fluoroscopy (Barium) Studies 

General Radiology and Fluoroscopy


An X-ray, or general radiology, is a procedure that creates images of a patient’s internal organs or bones to aid in diagnosis and treatment. It’s the oldest and most commonly used type of medical imaging.

During an exam, an X-ray machine directs a small amount of radiation at the part of the body being examined. The radiation passes through the body and creates an image on a computer display.

Routine X-rays do not require an appointment, and walk-ins are welcome with a physician’s order.

However, certain X-ray exams, including Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) and Fluoroscopy exams such as Upper GI and Barium Enema exams do require an appointment and special preparation. 

X-ray exams help doctors identify and treat a broad range of conditions, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Arthritis
  • Joint injuries
  • Pneumonia

Digital X-ray provides several important benefits to both patients and physicians:

  • Reduces repeat exposures
  • Maximizes image quality
  • Can highlight or magnify areas of interest
  • Can electronically view images and reports, expediting patient care

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please inform your technologist. We may recommend another type of exam.


Brighton’s board-certified radiologist studies your Xray and provides the results to your doctor.