What Is The Science of Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures--similar to an X ray "movie." A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The ray is transmitted to some TV-like monitor so the body part and its motion may be seen in detail. As an imaging tool, enables physicians to look including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

Fluoroscopy may be performed to evaluate particular regions of the body, like the bones, muscles, and joints, together with solid organs, like the heart, lung, or kidneys.

Other related procedures which may be utilized 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 info.

Reasons for the process

Fluoroscopy may be utilized together with other diagnostic or curative media or procedures, or might be used by itself as a diagnostic procedure.

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