X-ray, often called Radiography, produces a two-dimensional image of the inside of the body. The X-ray beam passes through the body and is captured on a computerized detector. These exams are non-invasive, quick and effective imaging tools to assist with patient diagnosis. X-ray can be used to study bones and soft tissue structures.
What is Fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is sometimes referred to as real-time X-ray. It can produce a moving image of the body’s functioning organs, such as the gastrointestinal tract or urinary tract. Patients lie on the table during the exam in various positions. An image intensifier, which receives X-rays after they pass through the body is connected to the table and than also connected to a monitor where the video can be projected. Often, contrast agents are used during these procedures to aide in the visibility of the structures.