Fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray procedure that shows real-time, continuous images on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie. It's used to diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions by displaying the movement of a body part, medical instrument or dye (contrast agent) through the body.

How You Benefit

Fluoroscopy allows your doctor to see internal organs and systems in motion, making it useful in many medical tests and procedures, such as barium X-rays, biopsies, catheter insertion, blood flow studies and orthopedic surgery.

What to Expect

Your physician will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure.

Review information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about fluoroscopy, including risks and benefits.

The Radiation Right safety program at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where we adhere to nationally approved safety protocols that prevent accidental or excessive exposure, ensures you receive the lowest effective dose of radiation.

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