A continuous X ray beam is passed via the body part being analyzed. The ray is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion may be observed in detail. Fluoroscopy, as an imaging tool, enables physicians to look at many body systems, including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems.
Fluoroscopy could be performed to assess particular aspects of the entire body, like the bones, muscles, and joints, together with solid organs, such as kidneys, lung, or the heart.
Other related procedures that will be used to diagnose problems of the bones, muscles, or joints include X rays, myelography (myelogram), computed tomography (CT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and arthrography. Please see these procedures for additional information.
Reasons for the process
Fluoroscopy can be utilized along with other diagnostic or therapeutic media or procedures, or may be utilized by itself as a diagnostic procedure.
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