Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a real-time, continuous x-ray digital image. It is often used to diagnose or treat patients by displaying the movement of a body part or of an instrument or contrast agent passing through the body. Because fluoroscopy allows imaging of body structures in real-time it allows the interpreting physician to observe structure and function.
During a fluoroscopy imaging procedure, an x-ray beam is passed through the body. The digital fluoroscopy image is then transmitted to a monitor so that the body part and its motion are seen in detail.
Fluoroscopic imaging services available include:
- Barium swallow
- Upper GI
- Small bowel studies
- Barium enema studies
- Arthrography (+/- CT, MR)
- Pediatric studies