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.
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.
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.