Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy – These tests are performed by a radiologist to view the tissues and organs in motion. During the examination a continuous X-ray beam is emitted through the part of the body being examined. These tests use X-ray contrast to better visualize the internal organs.

What to Expect

The different fluoroscopy examinations take a different amount of time. The tests can typically take between 30 minutes to two hours. There are a couple different types of contrast used in fluoroscopy exams. The most commonly used contrast is barium. Another type of contrast used is iodinated contrast, which is similar to CT contrast. If you are allergic to the contrast, please inform the technologist.

Preparing for Your Exam

Preparations will vary depending on your specific procedure. The proper preps will be discussed during the scheduling process.

  • Please bring your order with you to your examination.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early.
  • If you are pregnant, please inform the technologist performing your examination.
  • Please bring a list of your current medications.
  • Since each examination is different, the specific preparations for each exam are different. If you have any questions about the preparation, please contact the Diagnostic Imaging Department at 440-415-0165.

Scheduling Your Appointment

Fluoroscopy exams require you to schedule an appointment. Please call our toll free Patient Call Center at 1-855-884-1858 to schedule any of the following exams.

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