Fluoroscopy is a form of diagnostic radiology enabling a radiologist, with the aid of a contrast agent, to visualize an organ or organ system. During fluoro, multiple X-rays are taken in a series, giving the doctor a moving picture of what your body is doing. With fluoro, you can watch someone swallow, or even watch a heart beat. Fluoro is used in many different areas of imaging services. In some cases, there is nothing wrong with the tissue, but the problem is with the movement of the tissue. With fluoro, we can watch the tissue in action and observe the way it moves—normally or abnormally.
Contrast agents enable imaging to be viewed clearly on a monitor or screen. Contrast agents (or "contrast media") may be introduced into the body through injection, swallowing, or enema.
Each test consists of a series of images taken by a radiologist, possibly followed by a series of X-rays taken by the radiological technologist. Before your appointment concludes the images will be evaluated technically, then a radiologist intreprets the images and prepares a report to send to your referring physician.
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