Fluoroscopy is located in Diagnostic Radiology. Hours of Operation at Doylestown Hospital are:
- Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
What is Fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous x-ray image on a monitor, much like an x-ray movie. It is used to diagnose or treat patients by displaying the movement of a body part or of an instrument or dye (contrast agent) through the body. During a fluoroscopy procedure, an x-ray beam is passed through the body. The image is transmitted to a monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.
Fluoroscopy is used in many types of examinations and procedures. Fluoroscopy is an enhanced x-ray that produces images on a monitor for diagnosis of abnormalities of the digestive tract, kidneys and gallbladder. Fluoroscopy is typically used for Upper and Lower GI studies.
Some examples include:
- Barium x-rays and enemas (to view movement through the GI tract)
- Catheter insertion (to direct the placement of a catheter during angioplasty or angiography)
- Blood flow studies (to visualize blood flow to organs)
- Orthopedic surgery (to view fractures and fracture treatments)