56-45 Main Street
Flushing, N.Y. 11355
Phone: (718) 670-2778
The diagnostic x-ray division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens has more than
40 technologists who perform over 70 percent of all the Radiology
Department procedures. All staff technologists are registered by the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and licensed by the
New York State Department of Health.
We have 4 state of the art digital x-ray
units within the Xray department including the emergency
room, as well as a separate orthopaedic unit on the 4th floor. NYP/Queens uses
the PACS system which allows physicians access to x-ray images via the
Internet for immediate results and diagnosis. The department performs
digital general x-ray examinations and digital fluoroscopy procedures.
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used by physicians to
obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient
through the use of a fluoroscope. In its simplest form, a fluoroscope
consists of an x-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a
patient is placed.
Esophagram- The night before the exam, do not
eat or drink anything after midnight.
Upper G.I. Series- The night before the exam,
do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum after midnight. The
radiologist also watches the contrast go into and out of the
stomach. This test takes approximately 30 minutes.
Small Bowel Series- The night before the exam
dinner should consist of clear liquids only, do not eat, drink,
smoke or chew gum after midnight. A timed exam in which the
patient is given contrast to drink and x-rays are taken
approximately 15 minutes apart to follow the contrast through
the small intestine. The small bowel series can take up
to four hours.
Barium Enema- For one full day before exam,
have a clear liquid diet (plenty of water, clear fruit juices,
clear soup, Jello, tea or coffee without milk). Take a laxative,
suppository or drug (not Milk of Magnesia), to cleanse the
bowel. On the night before the exam, do not eat or drink
anything after midnight. This is an exam of the colon in which a
small flexible tube is placed in the rectum and the colon is
filled with a contrast as the radiologist watches it go through
the colon. The test takes approximately 30-45 minutes.