FLUOROSCOPY

A form of X-ray, Fluoro uses a contrast agent like barium or iodine to show the movement of body parts, such as digestive or respiratory or joints. Contrast agents can be given through injection, swallowing or enema depending on the area being scanned.  Fluoroscopy is often used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures.

Fluoroscopy is a form of an imaging technique that utilizes a fluoroscope to create X-rays (which is a form of ionizing radiation) to produce a series of continuous and real-time moving images of the patient’s internal structures in motion.

Fluoroscopy is often used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures. The procedure primarily consists of a separate X-ray source and fluorescent screen that patients would be placed between, and are able to vary amount of radiation exposure to the patient. 

In order to make images clearer, contrast agents can also be given through injection, swallowing, or via an enema.  The intake methods would depend based on the area being scanned.

Flouroscopy is offered at all seven SDMI locations.  To schedule your study, please call us at 702.732.6000.

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