Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy allows doctors to obtain real-time moving images of the body.

The images are projected onto a monitor which allows the Radiologist to constantly monitor the examination.

The fluoroscopy procedure is an imaging technique that gathers real-time moving images using a fluoroscope of internal structures of patients. A fluoroscope consists of a fluorescent screen and an x-ray beam passing through your body. It mimics an x-ray movie, where continuous images display on a monitor.

A doctor can use fluoroscopy for any of the following reasons:

  • Orthopedic surgery: Surgery concerned with musculoskeletal system conditions.
  • Catheter insertion: Inserting a tube into the body.
  • Blood flow studies: Visualizing the flow of blood to the organs.
  • Enemas: Inserting a rubber tip into the rectum.
  • Angiography: x-rays of lymph or blood vessels, including heart, leg and cerebral vessels.
  • Urological surgery: Surgery of the urinary tract and sex organs.
  • Pacemaker implantation: Implanting a small electronic device in the chest.

Fluoroscopy is similar to an X-ray ‘movie’ and is often done while a contrast dye moves through the part of the body being examined.

The Centre provides advanced low-dose fluoroscopy for joint injection, joint hydrodilatation and advanced gynaecological procedures.

Looking to book a fluoroscopy?

Call Coastal Medical Imaging and one of our friendly staff will book your scan and answer any questions you may have.

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