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Intro to Fluoro (Unit 1)
Terms in this set (16)
-Dynamic images or "live" x-rays
-Ingestion or instillation of contrast media
-Records digital "spot" images
-May acquire "overhead" images after initial exam
Positive contrast agents
-Coat the internal lumen of structures
-Barium and water-soluble iodinated agents)
Barium and water-soluble iodinated
What are positive contrast agents? (HINT: 2)
Negative contrast agents
-Are used to distend the lumen of the organ allowing visualization of internal structures
What is a negative contrast agent?
-Is a water-soluble salt universally employed for exams of the GI tract
-Is a dry powder or liquid, suspended in water
-Has a chalky taste (flavoring may be added)
-NEVER use for perforation or assessment of an internal leak.
Gastrogaffin or Hypaque
What are the brand names of some water-soluble iodinated contrast media? (HINT: 2)
Water-soluble iodinated contrast media
-EX: Gastrogaffin or Hypaque (brand names)
-Used when perforation or obstructions of the bowel are suspected, easily removed by aspiration during surgery
-Faster transit time than Barium
-Has a strong bitter taste
Upper GI tract
-Where the patient drinks the contrast medium
-Contrast may be instilled through a feeding tube
Lower GI tract
-Requires instilling the barium through an enema tip
-Patient may have an ostomy
-Patient changes into gown; bra and jewelry also removed
Explain the procudure
-Using simple terms
-Explain contrast media (taste, tip insertion)
-Any possible discomfort associated with procedure
-How equipment will be used during exam
-Timing of entire process
Radiographer's role in fluoroscopy exams
-Assist as necessary
-Anticipate needs of radiologist and patient
-Take overhead images
-Help patient into position
-Administer the contrast
-Follow radiation safety practices
Collecting history and interviewing the patient
-When was the last time you ate or drank?
-When applicable: Was the prep completed?
-Do they have any allergies
-What kind of problem are they having?
-How long has the problem been happening?
-Has the patient ever had this type of exam before?
-Any previous surgeries to the GI tract?
Supplies (room prep)
-Linen (washcloths, extra gowns)
-Correct patient information
-Controls to move the table
-Exposure foot switch
-Control panel set to fluoro (timer set to 5 minutes)
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