What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is the study of moving body structures. 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 enables radiologists to look at and evaluate body systems including the digestive, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems. Often times fluoroscopy is performed to evaluate specific regions of the body.

When is Fluoroscopy Used?

Fluoroscopy is used in many kinds of examinations such as arthrography, barium studies, hysterosalpinography, lumbar puncture, and placement of intravenous (IV) catheters. Below is a list and brief description of the fluoroscopic exams offered at Advanced Medical Imaging.