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Explain the difference between fluoroscopy and general radiology?

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Dr. Peter Bream
Radiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Bream
Dr. Peter Bream
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In brief: Tv and stills

Fluoroscopy involves looking at a moving picture of the body.
A general x-ray is a still picture. Identical to the difference between a vidoe camera and a snapshot.

In brief: Tv and stills

Fluoroscopy involves looking at a moving picture of the body.
A general x-ray is a still picture. Identical to the difference between a vidoe camera and a snapshot.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Good question

Radiology is a static image acquired using x-ray.
Fluoroscopy is a dynamic (in motion) image acquisition using x-ray.

In brief: Good question

Radiology is a static image acquired using x-ray.
Fluoroscopy is a dynamic (in motion) image acquisition using x-ray.
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Dr. Ernst Garcon
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