Digital Radiology & Fluoroscopy

  • 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