What is Fluoroscopy?
Where standard X-rays provide still pictures, fluoroscopy is used to provide pictures that are projected on a TV screen. A contrast medium is given, and the radiologist is able to observe the images in real time as they are projected on the screen. After the real-time study, the radiologist will also take traditional X-rays that will offer greater detail to assist in making a diagnosis. Fluoroscopic procedures include barium swallow, upper GI series, small bowel series, barium enema, gallbladder series, arthrograms, and hysterosalpingograms.