What is Fluoroscopy?

Also known as: continuous X-ray imaging.

An easy way to understand fluoroscopy is to think of it like an X-ray video. Instead of producing a static image of the inside of the body, fluoroscopy produces a continuous, moving image to show how structures within the body are moving.

What happens during the procedure?

The procedure is similar to an X-ray in that a part of the patient’s body is exposed to an X-ray machine. Except the machine produces a continuous image that is transmitted to a nearby television screen for monitoring and observation.

Reviewed by: Melquiades Alvarez, M.D.

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