What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is a study of movement through body structures - it is like an x-ray "movie." A continuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.

Fluoroscopy, as an imaging tool, enables physicians to look at many body systems, including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Fluoroscopy may be performed to evaluate specific areas of the body, including the bones, muscles, and joints, as well as solid organs such as the heart, lung, or kidneys.

At MIC, fluorosocopy is used in our clinics for upper and lower gastrointestinal studies such as esophagus and barium enemas, as well as image guided pain management procedures.

Exam preparation instructions

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