Fluoroscopy is an examination of the body and deep structures of the body by X-Ray, using the fluoroscope. Fluoroscopic X-Ray images the gastro-intestinal system and specialized bodies systems. The advantage of Fluoroscopic X-Ray over conventional X-Ray is that you can view in real time on a television monitor the image. This means that movement of the peristalsis and normal function of the body's systems can be captured and recorded on videotape or videodisc.
Procedures that are most commonly done with the aid of fluoroscopy include barium enemas, barium meals, myelograms (spinal cord imaging) and fracture reduction.
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