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Phelps Memorial Health Center

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1215 Tibbals StreetHoldrege, Nebraska308.995.2211
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 Fluoroscopy is utilized to diagnose certain conditions of the body. Physicians order many types of exams and procedures such as:

  • Modified Barium Swallow (in coordination with a speech pathologist)
  • Barium Swallow/Esophagram
  • Upper GI
  • Small Bowel Series
  • Barium Enema
  • Fistulogram
  • Feeding Tube Placement Verification
  • T-tube Cholangiogram
  • Voiding Cystourethrogram
  • Cystogram
  • Arthrogram (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip)
  • Myelogram (lumbar, thoracic, cervical)
  • Cathetergram (including Port-a-Cath and Infusaport checks)
  • Diaphragm Fluoroscopy (to evaluate for the paralysis/hemiparalysis of the diaphragm, aka the "sniff test")
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (migraine and headache management)

What to Expect During a Fluoroscopy Procedure

Depending on the area being tested, there may be dietary restrictions as instructed by your doctor. Arrive at the hospital 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to check-in with our Admissions Team. A contrast substance will be given, depending on the type of procedure performed, by mouth, enema or an intravenous line (IV). The test will take approximately an hour from start to finish.

Please notify our technicians if:

  • you are pregnant, or suspect you may be pregnant
  • you have ever had a reaction to contrast dye, or
  • you are allergic to iodine.

How to Prepare for a Fluoroscopy Procedure

  • Remove any clothing or jewelry that may interfere with the exposure of the area of the body to be examined. (You may be asked to wear a gown.)