Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Abdominal Angiogram
    Also called an arteriogram, an abdominal angiogram is an X-ray image of the blood vessels to evaluate various vascular conditions.

  • Barium Enema
    Used<strong> </strong>to obtain detailed X-ray images of your colon to detect abnormalities that might explain abdominal pain or other symptoms indicative of digestive disease or cancer.

  • Barium Swallow
    Used to obtain detailed X-ray images of your upper digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, the throat and the back of your mouth.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Cholecystography
    Your physician may order cholecystography to obtain detailed X-ray images of your gallbladder to detect the presence of gallstones and other abnormalities.

  • Colonoscopy
    We use the most advanced technologies for colonoscopy, which can improve detection of polyps and reduce inconvenience for patients who need colon cancer screening.

  • Cystography
    This procedure, performed with an endoscope, allows physicians to assess problems with bladder emptying and urinary incontinence.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • Intravenous Pyelogram
    IVP is used to evaluate kidney function, the presence of kidney disease, ureteral or bladder stones, enlarged prostate, trauma or injury and tumor.

  • Kidney Ureter & Bladder Xray
    A kidney, ureter and bladder X-ray is performed to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations or obstructions.

  • Lower GI Series
    Your physician may order a lower GI series to obtain detailed X-ray images of your large intestine to detect abnormalities that might explain symptoms indicative of digestive disease, such as abdominal pain, bleeding or chronic diarrhea.

  • Upper GI Series
    Your Jefferson physician may order an upper gastrointestinal (GI) series to obtain detailed X-ray images of your esophagus, stomach and small intestine to detect abnormalities that might explain symptoms indicative of digestive disease or cancer.