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 analyzed. The ray is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its movement could be seen in detail. As an imaging tool, enables doctors to look including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems.
Fluoroscopy could be performed to evaluate particular areas of the body, including muscles, the bones, and joints, together with solid organs, such as lung, the heart, or kidneys.
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Reasons for the procedure
Fluoroscopy is used in many types of examinations and procedures, including barium X rays, cardiac catheterization, arthrography (visualization of a joint or joints), lumbar puncture, placement of intravenous (IV) catheters (hollow tubes inserted into veins or arteries), intravenous pyelogram, hysterosalpingogram, and biopsies.
Fluoroscopy can be utilized together with other diagnostic or therapeutic media or procedures, or may be utilized by itself as a diagnostic procedure.
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