Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses low dose X-ray to obtain real-time images. If an X-ray is like a photograph, think of fluoroscopy as a movie (a very short one though), as it produces moving images.
There are a number of fluoroscopic procedures performed at Mercy Radiology including:
You need a referral from your doctor to be able to book an appointment for these scans.
The preparation required for each procedure varies. When booking an appointment, you will be told specific preparation or dietary requirements.
The health risk from exposure to medical radiation is generally outweighed by the health benefit. If you are pregnant or there is a possibility that you could be pregnant, please contact your doctor to discuss the procedure.
This is because normally your oesophagus, stomach and duodenum do not show up on X-ray films as they are similar in density to the surrounding tissues. Barium is a harmless contrast which forms a thin lining on the inside of your stomach and digestive tract so that the surfaces are clearly outlined.
It is dependent on the examination used.
When any object is inserted into the bladder there is a small risk of causing a urinary tract infection (UTI) or infection of the bladder. The micturating cysto-urethrogram study may not show an abnormality that is present and further investigation may be required in order to diagnose what is causing the problem. Your doctor will discuss the test results with you.
ACC: No Charge – Specialist Referred only
There are a variety of other investigations done under Fluoroscopy. Please contact our Customer Care Centre for further information.
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