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Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy shows internal
organs in motion

Fluoroscopy is a form of X-ray that allows the radiologist to see the internal organs in motion. A continuous X-ray beam creates a series of images and projects them on to a fluorescent screen, which is much like a television screen. If a contrast material is used, the part of the body that is being studied appears bright white. The radiologist can see and study how the contrast material is moving through the area and identify any abnormalities. This helps the radiologist and your doctor determine an appropriate treatment or follow-up studies for your condition. One follow-up study could be a Computed Tomography (CT) scan.


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