X-Ray and Fluoroscopy (General Radiology)
Jackson Health System has resumed normal operations at a majority of its facilities.
The UHealth Jackson Urgent Care at Cutler Bay is now open
The UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center at Keystone Point is now open
The UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center at Country Walk is now open
The Jefferson Reaves remain closed due to power outages.
To reschedule an appointment, please call 305-585-6000. Updated information for UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers is available at JacksonUrgentCare.com.
An x-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body — particularly your bones. For some types of X-ray tests, a contrast medium, such as iodine or barium, is introduced into your body to provide greater detail on the x-ray images. The x-ray Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital is fully equipped to support the Miami Dade clinical community. Digital X-rays and Fluoroscopy radiology procedures are performed on adult, pediatric and newborn patients. We support a wide variety of services including: orthopedics, GI, GU, neurology, transplant, surgery, and pediatrics. We offer same day appointments for routine x-ray imaging studies. Some of the procedures performed in the Radiology X-Ray Department include:
- Bone X-ray
- Chest X-ray
- Abdomen (KUB) X-ray
- Upper GI
- Barium Enema (BE)
Before Your X-Ray
Most X-ray exams require no preparation.
Adult Barium Enema Preparation
2 days before exam:
- Do not drink or eat anything solid, thickened or colored red.
- Do not drink tea, coffee, milk, or milk products, or creamers.
- Only drink clear liquids.
Between 10am and 5pm:
- You must drink 8 glasses of water (8oz each).
- At 8 am drink 10 oz of Magnesium Citrate.
- At 1 pm take 2 Biscodyl (Dulcolax) tablets
The day before the exam:
- At 5pm drink 10 oz of Magnesium Citrate.
The morning of the exam:
- Do not drink or eat anything.
- You may take your medicines with small sips of water.
During Your X-Ray
- You will first need to sign in at the registration desk.
- The technologist will introduce themselves and review any additional information that is needed.
- The technologist positions your body to obtain the necessary views.
- Before some types of x-rays you may be given a liquid contrast. You may swallow the contrast medium, receive it as an injection, or as an enema.
After Your X-Ray
- You may return to regular activity after your x-ray.
- The results of your x-ray will be made available to the prescribing physician.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call 305-585-6000.
Radiology Services at JMH
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