What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is a form of x-ray that allows the radiologist to see certain organs and structures in real time as they are functioning. Frequently x-ray contrast is used. The contrast agents allow the structures to be viewed on a monitor. The contrast agent may be swallowed or injected intravenously or inserted via a tube depending on the organs being evaluated. We use digital Fluoroscopy which allows for clearer images, less radiation and shorted exam times. The time for a complete exam however varies from individual to individual depending on their own anatomy and function.

Studies performed, but not limited to:
Esophagram VCUG
Upper GI Arthrogram injections
Small Bowel Hysterosalpingogram
Barium Enema IVP
Barium Enema with Air Therapeutic Hip Injections

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