Fluoroscopic imaging is sometimes described as a video X-ray. During a fluoroscopic procedure, a doctor is able to view real-time movement of parts inside the body.
Fluoroscopies are different from other types of X-rays in that they can be used in real-time to guide physicians during procedures. During a fluoroscopy procedure, an X-ray beam is passed through the body, and the resulting image is transmitted to a monitor so the medical team can watch the movement of a body part, an instrument or a contrast agent.
Technicians and physicians at Franciscan Health use fluoroscopy in a wide variety of procedures, including:
Fluoroscopy benefits patients with: