What is it?
Fluoroscopy is a study that uses X-rays to make “real-time” moving pictures of the body. Fluoroscopy allows your doctor to see your organs and tissues working on a video screen, similar to watching a movie.
What can Fluoroscopy detect?
Used in Operation Theater to visualise bone and joint space during surgery.
Upper GI series (barium swallow) shows structure and function of esophagus. It diagnoses narrowing or tumor of esophagus.
Hysterosalpingogram shows the shape of the uterus and fallopian tubes, and fallopian tube blockages. It diagnoses the cause of infertility.
Intravenous pyleogram (IVP) shows the structure and function of the kidneys, ureters and bladder. It diagnoses kidney stones, pyelonephritis, polycystic kidney disease and kidney abnormalities.
Lower GI series (barium enema) shows the structure of the colon (large intestine). It diagnoses polyps, diverticula, cancer, ulcers and inflammation.
I am having Fluoroscopy test.
Wear simple clothes and minimal jewellery on day of study. Carefully follow addition instructions given by your doctor.
You will wear a patient gown and lie on a table. Further instructions will vary based on your study.
Radiologist will discuss study results with your doctor. You will receive a detailed report. You should discuss your study report with your doctor.