X-ray, also called radiography, uses small amounts of radiation to produce a two-dimensional image. X-rays are one of the most commonly used techniques for medical imaging. An X-ray is often used to study bones, soft tissues and other internal structures of the body. The technologist may take several images from different angles. Images are used to assist with patient diagnosis and monitoring patients’ conditions.
Fluoroscopy, also called live motion X-ray, produces moving images of the many internal structures of the body including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Often fluoroscopy studies are performed with the use of contrast dye to allow providers to visualize structures better.
Fluoroscopy exams are performed on Tuesday mornings when our Radiologist is present.