What is Fluroscopy?
Fluoroscopy or fluoroscopic screening enables Radiologists to visualise moving live x-ray images (as they are happening) on a television monitor.
Fluoroscopy is a technique used to perform a variety of different x-ray procedures like Barium Swallow, Barium Meal, Barium Enema, HSG (Hysterosalpingography), etc.
The radiologist uses the live x-ray images displayed on the monitor to study the inner body structures and administered contrast material dynamically, for example the passage of the ingested Barium solution through the esophagus into the stomach and the intestines.
In HSG, iodinated contrast material is injected through the cervix and fluoroscopically visualised, commonly used to assess the patency of the Fallopian tubes in investigations of the cause of infertility.
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