Fluoroscopy is a type of imaging technique performed by a radiologist to better visualize organs and tissues. The examination uses an X-ray beam emitted through the body. Images are produced onto a detector or fluoroscopic screen and recorded by a camera, allowing radiologists and technicians to see real-time, moving images of internal organs and other structures on a monitor.
Fluoroscopy can be used to examine movement of joints in the skeletal system as well as the function of solid organs such as the digestive tract, kidneys, heart and lungs.
Fluoroscopy services are available at the following Scripps Health locations in San Diego County: