Fluoroscopy

What is a Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is an enhanced X-ray that produces images on a television-like monitor. Fluoroscopy is used in diagnosing problems of the digestive tract, kidneys, and gallbladder. A contrast agent is needed to amplify the area of interest. A fluoroscopy exam usually lasts 30 to 40 minutes. You may be given instructions on a diet before your exam.

Uses for a Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopic exams may include the following types of tests: barium swallow, upper GI series, small bowel series, barium enema, hystersalpingogram, voiding cystourethregram, myelogram, arthrogram, biopsy, lumbar punctures and facet injections. The advantages of real-time imaging and the freedom to freely position the X-ray field during examination make fluoroscopy a very powerful diagnostic tool.

Before You Arrive

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After the Exam

Once your scan is complete, a Radiologist will examine the images. Your physician will receive the images and report via PACS and fax. Contact your physician directly to discuss your results.

Schedule an Appointment

We invite you to experience the UCI difference. With two locations to serve you, University Center Imaging has the specialized staff necessary to assist with all your imaging needs. Schedule your appointment today with a member of the UCI Scheduling Team.