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.