Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous live x-ray image on a monitor. It is used to diagnose or treat patients by displaying the movement of a body part or of an instrument or dye (contrast agent) through the body.
Your preparations for the procedure, if any, will depend on the type of procedure you are having. Your physician or nurse will let you know in advance.
During the Procedure
A certified radiologic technologist and a radiologist will guide you through your fluoroscopy exam. A camera will be moved in various directions while the radiologist views the exam on the monitor.
After the Procedure
You will likely have no restrictions. The technologist will instruct you regarding any recommendations following your exam.
A board-certified Radiologist will interpret the scan and relate its information to the referring physician, who will in turn inform you of the results. All written reports will be available to the referring physician within 24 hours. Anytime immediate attention is needed, the referring physician will be contacted the day of the exam.