Fluoroscopy is a type of clinical imaging that involves the passage of x-ray beams through the body to produce real time moving images of the internal parts of the body. The image is transmitted to a monitor so the movement of a body part or of an instrument or contrast agent (“X-ray dye”) through the body can be seen in detail.
Fluoroscopy is used in a wide variety of examinations and procedures to diagnose or treat patients, including but not limited to, a view of the gastrointestinal tract, to direct the movement of a catheter through blood vessels, bile ducts or the urinary system, placement of devices within the body to open up narrowed or blocked blood vessels and to view blood vessels and organs.
Preparations for the test:
Please bring your test referral form (letter from the doctor) when you come for the exam.
It is suggested that you schedule to have the test immediately after your period ends to ensure that you are not pregnant.
Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight if your test is scheduled for the morning. If it is scheduled for sometime in the afternoon, you can have a slice of dry toast and clear liquid for breakfast.