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Among the most common radiological procedures, X-rays can be very effective in showing fractures and other bone problems, pneumonia, foreign objects in the body and other conditions. X-rays can also be used to check progress during treatment and healing.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut uses all-digital X-ray equipment and stores images electronically via a computerized Picture Archiving System (PACS). This allows physicians anywhere to immediately access images via a secure Web site.
X-rays are taken by radiologic technologists state-licensed and certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and interpreted by board-certified radiologist physicians.
Fluoroscopy is a moving X-ray image projected onto a monitor. It allows doctors to perform minimally invasive procedures like angioplasty and stenting; uterine fibroid embolization and other procedures. Doctors insert a thin catheter into the body and, using fluoroscopy, guide it to the treatment area.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut's new bariatric fluoroscopy room at the New Britain General campus allow doctors to easily check and adjust gastric bands.