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Fluoroscopic X-ray
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What is Fluoroscopic X-ray?
Fluoroscopy is a type of x-ray "movie." It allows your Radiologist to view an area of interest in "real" time as an x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined and transmitted to a TV-like monitor. An intravenous (IV) injection of contrast material or "dye" is used to highlight the area, making it a very bright, white image on the TV-like monitor.

How is it used?
Fluoroscopic x-ray provides a very detailed picture of the area being imaged of any abnormalities that may be present. Fluoroscopy is often performed to identify diseases or conditions associated with the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, spinal column, kidneys, ureters, bladder, upper/lower gastrointestinal system, and fallopian tubes. Sometimes it is used in addition to other imaging exams such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Flouroscopy Image Gallery (All images are courtesy of Siemens)
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Stomach & Large Pyelogram Intestine UreterHysterosalpinogram

Intravenous Kidneys & BladderStomachGastrointestinal Tract, Small Intestine


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