Fluoroscopy produces continuous “movie-like” X-ray images of the body structures. The images are viewed on a monitor so the movement of a body part, an an instrument, or contrast agent can be seen in detail.
Common Uses of Fluoroscopy
- Barium X-rays and enemas (to view the gastrointestinal tract)
- Catheter insertion and manipulation (to direct the movement of a catheter through blood vessels, bile ducts or the urinary system)
- Placement of devices within the body, such as stents (to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels)
- Angiograms (to visualize blood vessels and organs)
- Orthopedic surgery (to guide joint replacements and treatment of fractures)
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