Fluoroscopy is a procedure performed by a radiologist to view tissues and organs in motion. During the procedure, a continuous X-ray beam is emitted through the part of the body being examined. X-ray contrast agents, such as barium or iodine, are used to better visualize the internal organs or specific areas of the body. Types of fluoroscopy procedures include:

  • Esophagram
  • Barium swallow
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI)
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) test for female infertility
  • Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) test
  • Barium enema
  • Small bowel follow-through (SBFT) test
  • Pain injections

What to expect

The amount of time your examination will take varies on the specific fluoroscopy procedure. If you are allergic to any contrast, please inform the technologist.

Preparing for your exam

Preparations will vary depending on your specific procedure. Some preparations will need to be started well in advance and will be discussed at the time of scheduling or provided to you by your health care provider.

Scheduling your appointment

Please call 507-238-8184 or 800-234-6141 (toll-free) to schedule an appointment.