Advanced, moving medical images of your internal systems
Fluoroscopy is an advanced type of X-ray that provides real-time, moving images of your internal systems, especially your digestive (gastrointestinal, or “GI”) and urinary tracts. These medical images help check how well these organs are working. Rather than a static (non-moving) image, fluoroscopy lets you see a continuous image, much like a video.
Novant Health's imaging healthcare specialists use fluoroscopy procedures both on their own to discover conditions as well as as an accompaniment during other procedures to provide precise visual guidance.
Types of Fluoroscopy Procedures
For Your Safety
It's possible you may be given a contrast solution for this exam. This helps make your images as clear as possible. If a contrast solution is needed, it's possible you may:
- Be given the solution through an injection or intravenous line (IV)
- Need to adjust your eating and drinking habits before the exam
- Have some mild side effects
When contrast is needed, it's possible the scan could have more risk for certain people. Make sure your care team knows:
- If you have any allergies at all, especially to iodine or contrast solution
- Your long-term and recent medical history
- Any medications or supplements you take
Allergic reactions are extremely rare. If you do have a reaction, our expert providers are trained to provide the help you need.
Find Imaging Centers Near You.
The care team referring you for imaging may help you set up your appointment at a particular location. You can also choose to schedule your imaging appointment at the imaging center most convenient to you. Visit individual imaging center websites to learn which specific types of imaging are offered at or to schedule at that location.