St Vincent's Clinic Medical Imaging & Nuclear Medicine

FLUOROSCOPY/SCREENING - Philips MultiDiagnost Eleva/ GE Brightspeed with fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopic screening is an imaging technique that uses low dose x-rays to acquire images of the body. This enables radiologists to visualise real time x-ray images of the body on a monitor known as an image intensifier.

Screening is performed to diagnose or treat patients by displaying the movement of a body part or of an instrument or contrast agent through the body.

Examination under fluoroscopic screening includes the investigation of the gastrointestinal tract and the urinary tract. Fluoroscopy also guides needle insertion for joint injections and lumbar puncture.

In some instances oral or intravenous contrast will be administered to outline the region of interest. You will be asked to sign a consent form.

Further information regarding your post procedural care will be provided to you before you leave.

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