X-Ray and Fluoroscopy

Look to Spectrum Health for high-quality X-ray and fluoroscopy services.

What’s an X-ray?

X-ray is the most common type of diagnostic imaging test. It uses electromagnetic waves to create a two-dimensional picture of the inside of your body. If you ever had a broken bone, you probably had an X-ray to diagnose it.

What’s Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy uses X-rays to create a real-time, moving picture—like an X-ray movie. That means your physician can use it to see how a body part moves and works.

 

More Comfortable Exams

Access advanced X-ray technology in West Michigan. Spectrum Health was among the first in the country to offer Multitom Rax—an X-ray system designed to increase your comfort. 

Our advanced technology features robotic arms that move around you to take pictures. That means you won’t have to reposition yourself often during the exam―so you’ll experience less discomfort and a shorter exam.

This technology is available at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
 

Why Do I Need an X-ray?

Your doctor may ask you to get an X-ray to help detect or diagnose:
Arthritis
Broken bones
Heart and lung problems
Tumors

Types of X-Ray

The type of X-ray you need will depend on the part of the body your doctor wants to learn about. Some common types of X-rays include:
Abdominal X-ray
Bone X-ray
Back, neck or spine X-ray
Chest X-ray
Mammogram
Sinus X-ray
 

Why Do I Need Fluoroscopy?

Your doctor may use fluoroscopy to diagnose you or to guide minimally invasive treatments. Rely on your care team to answer questions about your specific procedure. 
 

Test Results

Your test results will be available within 24 to 48 hours. We’ll share your results with the doctor who ordered your test. Your doctor will explain the results and help you decide next steps.