Imaging Services - Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a form of basic X-ray that uses a special piece of equipment called a fluoroscope. The radiologist and a specially trained technologist use this instrument to observe organs in real time.

Contrast that is swallowed or injected is watched for any unusual patterns to help in a diagnosis. The most common is the GI tract exam where barium is swallowed and watched as it passes thru the stomach. Many organs, such as the kidneys, gall bladder, and arteries also can be examined this way.