What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is an x-ray technique that involves using a fluoroscope to examine a part of the body or the function of an organ in real time.  Using contrast agents allows the internal organs to be visualized.  Radiologists frequently use fluoroscopic techniques as guidance tools for interventional radiology procedures.


You may be instructed to restrict certain things from your diet prior to your exam.  You may also be instructed to take an oral or rectal prep, and you will be given instructions as to what to do in that instance.

Females within childbearing age (age 10-55), will need to be scheduled within certain guidelines regarding their menstrual cycle.

What to expect after your exam

A radiologist will interpret the images, and a signed report will be sent to your physician who will discuss the results with you.

You will be given special instructions if you received contrast for your exam.