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What is a fluoroscopy exam?

What is a fluoroscopy exam?

Real time x-rays: There are many types of fluoroscopy exams. Fluoroscopy allows us to watch x-ray images acquired repeated over a short time segment to give a video appearance - such as watching you swallow or watching fluid move within the bowel. ...Read more

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Fluoroscopy (Definition)

Fluoroscopy uses x-ray for dynamic and anatomical imaging of GI tract (swallowing, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel), genitourinary system(urethra, bladder, ureters, kidneys), coronary arteries, airway, biopsies, orthopedic hardware placement, catheters in arteries and veins, diaphragmatic motion , and therapy of cysts and tumors , etc. Fluoroscopy and x-ray ...Read more


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What is a fluoroscopy exam? What should I expect?

What is a fluoroscopy exam? What should I expect?

A Dynamic study.: You should expect to drink a suspension of barium sulfate (sometimes flavored) and you will be asked to move to certain positions in order to obtain the best possible pictures of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum and small bowel, depending on which body parts your doctor wants evaluated. For a barium enema the contrast is inserted through a rectal tube and the colon is evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fluoroscopy?

What is the definition or description of: fluoroscopy?

Dynamic imaging: Fluoroscopy uses x-ray for dynamic and anatomical imaging of GI tract (swallowing, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel), genitourinary system(urethra, bladder, ureters, kidneys), coronary arteries, airway, biopsies, orthopedic hardware placement, catheters in arteries and veins, diaphragmatic motion , and therapy of cysts and tumors , etc. Fluoroscopy and x-ray are oldest imaging procedures. ...Read more

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Does anyone know from experience how painful fluoroscopy is?

Not painful.: Fluoroscopy is the live visualization of your body with x-rays. No pain is felt. If it is done with probes in the body, that can cause pain. But the visualization is not felt at all. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a video fluoroscopy?

How common is it for someone to need a video fluoroscopy?

Difficult 2 swallow?: Video fluoroscopy is usually ordered in the setting of having difficulty swallowing or aspiration. Sometimes this happens following a stroke. Usually a speech therapist and radiologist perform the study together with the speech therapist giving liquids and solids of varying consistency. The images are analyzed for normal swallowing mechanism and to exclude aspiration (food/liquid entering airway). ...Read more

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Explain the difference between fluoroscopy and general radiology?

Explain the difference between fluoroscopy and general radiology?

Both use X-rays: By general radiology i assume you mean conventional radiographs like a chest x-ray. The difference between that and fluoroscopy is that fluoroscopy is a video camera hooked up to a continuous x-ray source. This allows doctors to see blood vessels when contrast is injected or help guid wires and catheters through the body for treatment. A conventional radiograph is a single pulse of radiation. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a fluoroscopy?

No unless: No needle, but some the doctor want certain area and this area could not be seen without injecting a dye to the vien. ...Read more

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Does fluoroscopy heal a bulging disc?

Does fluoroscopy heal a bulging disc?

No: Fluoroscopy is a technique to get x-ray images that can be done live. It is used for diagnosis and as an aid during procedures. Like x-rays and ct scans it involves the use of radiation to obtain images of the body. ...Read more

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How often is it safe to have a nerve block with fluoroscopy ?

How often is it safe to have a nerve block with fluoroscopy ?

3 per 6 months: I try to limit the steroid exposure to 3 injections per 6 months. Not all blocks require steroid and 3 per 6 months is not an absolute. ...Read more

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