The “General Radiologist”, although trained in all diagnostic and imaging procedures, spends a lot of his/her time in what is usually termed “general radiology.” This includes all routine X-rays, from the skull to the toes. Also included in our armamentarium are fluoroscopic procedures including, but not limited to the upper gastrointestinal series (UGI) where we evaluate the esophagus, stomach, and small bowel, and the barium enema examination (BE) where we study the large intestine (colon).
The general radiologist will also interpret all the X-rays taken in the operating room as well as the routine X-rays from the emergency room.
In the field of General Diagnostic Imaging some of our more popular procedures are:
- Chest X-ray
- UGI series/BE Examination
- All routine radiographs of the extremities to evaluate for fractures