What is Fluoroscopy (X-ray)?
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the interior of an object with a special camera called a fluoroscope. The fluoroscope is coupled to a special monitor to allow physicians and clinicians to see real-time images of the internal structure and function of a patient. This procedure is very useful in both diagnosis and treatment. Fluoroscopy is used often during barium studies and in surgical services for orthopedic cases, placement of catheters or any guidance procedures.