X-rays provide anatomic images of specific areas. Among the exams performed in the diagnostic area are Upper and Lower GI, IVP, chest X-rays and routine X-rays of the various bones in the body.
Memorial has two x-ray suites that allow positioning of patients in a variety of fashions, from reclined to upright, to provide the best images for diagnosis. A portable x-ray machine is also utilized for bed-side imaging in the ER and on the Medical/Surgical wing and ICU.
In the OR, a C-arm machine is used for various procedures. C-arms are used primarily for fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging during surgical, orthopedic and emergency care procedures. The devices provide high-resolution X-ray images in real time, thus allowing the physician to monitor progress and immediately make any corrections.