Fluoroscopy uses x-rays to provide real-time images of the area being examined. It is often used to examine various body systems, including skeletal, digestive, urinary or reproductive, as well as organs such as the heart, lungs and kidneys. Fluoroscopy is commonly used to examine the intestines and large bowel, and is most often performed using a contrast solution to make tissues and other structures more visible.
This technology is often used with other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to provide visual monitoring and guidance for procedures such as:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Image-guided injections