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:
How long your examination will take varies on the specific fluoroscopy procedure. If you're allergic to any contrast agent, please inform the technologist.
Preparing for your exam
Preparations will vary depending on your specific procedure. You'll need to start some preparations well in advance and will be discussed at the time of scheduling or provided to you by your health care provider.