Fluorographic research - a diagnostic method which allows to find diseases of lungs in due time. Regular passing of fluorography allows to reveal infectious diseases in time and to avoid their distribution among people.
It is necessary to study fluorography once a year to each person is more senior than fifteen years.

Process of fluorography of a thorax

The radiation time at X-ray inspection can last from millisecond about one second and has to be as it is possible well.

By means of fluorography the doctor gains an impression about internals and can distinguish and estimate the happening changes.

As respiratory movements can result in blurring of record, the doctor during fluorography of a thorax asks the patient to hold for a while the breath and not to move.

During the procedure the doctor is in the special room.

The fluorography of a thorax is used for initial diagnostics of such diseases as:

1. Pneumonia.
2. Lung cancer.
3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

What is shown by pictures?

For example, in pictures of lungs doctors can see signs of the following changes:

1. Pneumonia (pneumonia).
2. Injuries of lungs.
3. Tumors (lung cancer).
4. Tuberculosis.
5. Pleurisy.

The body tissue is more dense, the brighter it looks on the image - bones and bodies which practically do not pass X-ray, are displayed in the picture as "bright shadows".

Assessment of pictures of a thorax demands certain experience as the structure of lungs is shown only in the form of rather vague background drawing on images.

Whether it is possible to study fluorography during pregnancy?

X-ray inspection of pregnant women can be conducted only in urgent cases. You have to report surely to the doctor or medical personnel about the existing pregnancy.

Whether x-ray radiation at fluorography is harmful?

Radiation exposure from X-ray usually low. The exact dose depends on various parameters, such as the explored area of a body, constitution of the patient and technical parameters. Only the specialist can give exact information on an exposure dose.