Are x-rays safe?

The very low radiation dosage in x-rays, as well as in CT scans, fluoroscopy, and tomograhy imaging -makes them extremely safe diagnostic tests.

Are barium sulphate studies painful?

No, but the volume of the barium can distend your abdomen and create a tight or cramping sensation. Conducts procedures rapidly so that patients can evaluate the barium as quickly as possible to eliminate the discomfort.