Fluoroscopy is a form of diagnostic radiology that enables the radiologist, with the aid of a contrast agent, to visualize the organ or area of concern via the x-ray. This contrast agent allows the image to be viewed clearly on a television monitor or screen. The contrast agents may be introduced into the body through injection, swallowing, or an enema.
Fluoroscopy tests consist of a series of images taken by a radiologist, and maybe followed by a series of images taken by the technologist.
There may be special preparations required for a fluoroscopy procedure and this will be discussed with the patient when the examination is scheduled. Preparations may be revised or altered at any time. Please confirm specific preparations for your study upon scheduling your examination.