Fluoroscopy

A fluoroscopic x-ray provides an examination of the tissues and deep structures of the body through the use of a fluoroscope and the consumption of a contrasting agent, such as barium, which is often used to enhance the images.

During this procedure, a continuous x-ray beam is used to view an organ or part of the body in real time by producing a video x-ray that is displayed on a computer screen or television monitor. Fluoroscopic imaging is painless and most often used for assessing stomach and bowel movement or function. It is also highly effective in viewing the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts, and in detecting obstructions in the lungs, airway or blood vessels. In addition, Fluoroscopy is used to guide needle placement during procedures that include the imaging of joints as well as pain management injections.

We offer the following fluoroscopic imaging services:
  • Esophagram
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Study
  • Small Bowel Follow-Through
  • Barium Enema
  • VCUG / Cystogram
  • Myelogram
  • Arthrogram / Joint Injection