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Digital Radiology. Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy medical machine

Fluoroscopy is a specialised imaging technique using X-rays.

Fluoroscopy is used by radiologists (and some other specialists) to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient.

This method may use a contrast material and some procedures require preparations from the day before such as fasting or cleansing of the bowel.

Some types of fluoroscopy examinations are:

  • Barium swallows – to examine for oesophageal disorders
  • Barium enemas – to examine the large bowel and arthrogram – where contrast media are injected into a joint.
  • Barium meals – to examine the stomach as well as adjustments of surgical bands
Offered At: 

N1 City Netcare Hospital
Kuilsriver Netcare Hospital