Fluoroscopy is a medical imaging technique that uses continuous x-rays to create moving images of the human body. The images are enhanced with the use of a contrast agent and are viewed on a monitor in real time. Fluoroscopy is used for a variety of exams and procedures.
Types of Procedures Performed Using Fluoroscopy
- Esophagram- Examine the swallowing function.
- GI Tract Series- Examine the stomach and first part of the small intestines or the large intestine or colon.
- Hystersalpingogram (HSG)- Examine the fallopian tubes to detect blockage.
- Intravenous Pyelography Voiding (IVP)-Examine the kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder.
- Cystourethregram- Examine the bladder and outlet (urethra).
- Myelogram- Examine the spinal canal.
- Arthrogram- Examine the joints such as hip, knee, ankle or shoulder.
- Spinal Injection- An interventional procedure to guide a needle to a specific location in the epidural space.