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LOCATIONS

X-Ray/Radiology

207-777-8482

Hours of Service
24 hours/day, 7 days/week (General Diagnostic X-Ray Procedures)

Fluoroscopic/Contrast X–Ray Procedures are scheduled through the Central Scheduling Line at 207-777-4049.

Overview of Diagnostic Imaging
The Diagnostic Imaging Services Department contains an multiple array of diagnostic x-ray equipment that produce both analog and digital images.  Both stationary and portable equipment are utilized.

X-Ray/Imaging Procedures

General X-Ray/Radiography:
Chest/Abdomen/Spine/Extremities

Fluoroscopic/Contrast X-Ray Procedures: Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) - Images the Urinary System (kidneys, ureters, and bladder).

Preparation:

  • Patients 70 years old and up, patients with high blood pressure or known renal disease will need a lab test to determine their creatinine level.
  • Nothing to eat 4 hours prior to exam time
  • Clear liquids up to 2 hours prior to exam time
  • Continue to take all routine medications

Barium Swallow (BA Swallow) Preparation: There is no preparation for this procedure

Upper Gastro Intestinal Tract (UGI) Preparation:

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
  • Continue to take all routine medications with a little water
  • No water 30 minutes before exam

Small Bowel Follow Through (SBFT) Preparation:

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
  • Contuinue to take all routine medications with a little water
  • Be prepared to be at the hospital a minimum of 2-3 hours

Barium Enema (BE) - Images the Colon or Large Intestine Preparation:

  • Revised info
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
  • Continue to take all routine medications with a little water

Voiding Cysto Urethrogram (VCUG) images the bladder preparation:

  • There is no preparation for this procedure, unless pediatric, and in that case see the ordering physician.

Myelogram (Images of Spinal Column) Preparation:

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Licensing/Accreditation

St. Mary's Health System • 93 Campus Avenue • Lewiston, ME 04240