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:
Upper gastrointestinal (GI)
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) test for female infertility
Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) test
Small bowel follow-through (SBFT) test
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.