Information on COVID-19
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Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
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Restricciones para visitantes
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Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging technology that creates moving X-ray images on a screen. Several different types of fluoroscopy procedures are used to create images of different parts of the body, including:
Most fluoroscopy exams last 30 minutes.
The radiology team at Riley at IU Health performs exams with the most advanced fluoroscopy equipment available, using low-dose pulsed fluoroscopy and the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle. The result is that your child remains safe while the doctor gets the clearest images possible.
The exam will take place in a private room. We encourage you to support your child by staying in the room during the exam. You can help your child remain calm by talking to him or her and holding his or her hand. The exam involves the use of radiation, so women who are pregnant or believe they are pregnant may not enter the room. In this case, we strongly encourage you to invite another trusted caregiver to support your child during the exam. Siblings and anyone under the age of 18 are also not allowed in the exam room. Two parents or caregivers are able to stay with a child during an exam.
In some cases, a certified child life specialist (CCLS) will help your child prepare for the exam and provide distraction during the exam.
Your child may eat or drink normally before and after a barium enema exam but should not have anything placed in the rectum for 24 hours before the exam (this includes thermometers, suppositories or enemas). You can expect the following during the exam:
An UGI exam requires you to follow specific food and drink instructions based on your child's age:
You can expect the following during an UGI:
A SBFT is usually performed after an UGI. You can expect the following:
Video feeding studies and oximetry swallow studies are commonly called "feeding studies." During a feeding study, the radiologist will take X-ray images of your child's head and neck area while he or she swallows multiple consistencies of liquids using a variety of nipples or straws and cups. The liquids are mixed with barium. Your child should drink plenty of fluids to help move the barium through his or her GI tract once the exam is complete.
If your child has had a recent UTI and is taking antibiotics, the antibiotics have to run through a course of seven days to avoid the risk of further infection by the exam. If you suspect your child has a UTI before the exam, please contact his or her doctor.
You can expect the following during a VCUG:
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
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11725 N Illinois St
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