Fluoroscopy

Everything to know about Fluoroscopy

How Fluoroscopy scans work

A fluoroscopy is helpful in diagnosing and treating abnormalities in the body. It examines entire systems, producing moving images that allow doctors to see if there’s a blood clot in veins or arteries, if bones are healthy, or if the digestive tract is working properly.
A Fluoroscopy can be used to examine most parts of the body, including:

What to expect

If you’ve ever had an X-ray, a fluoroscopy exam is very similar.
A fluoroscopy can be used as a diagnostic test or to assist in a larger procedure or surgery. Let the specialist know if you’re pregnant, as any X-ray radiation may be harmful to the foetus. Also be sure to mention any allergies or sensitivities to medications (such as iodine) as they may be present in the contrast agent. You’re also required to remove all jewellery, change into a hospital gown, and follow dietary restrictions prior to the exam.

The day of the Fluoroscopy

The night
before the scan
Good night’s sleep
30mins prior Arrive at imaging location
The Fluoroscopy 30 - 60mins
procedure
5mins after Time to go home

Patient stories

Fluoroscopy uses X-rays to produce real-time images for diagnostic or interventional procedures.

FAQs

No sedation is required for any X-Ray or Fluoroscopy procedures.
There’s no need for a driver or assistance following any X-Ray or Fluoroscopy procedure unless normally required.
If your study requires consumption or administration of barium sulfate, it’s recommended that you mildly increase your fluid intake after the exam. This is because barium sulfate is a dense and inert (not chemically reactive) product that remains within the gastrointestinal tract in trace amounts.

Depending on patients’ motility, a mild laxative could be helpful with the evacuation of residual barium sulfate. Consult your physician prior to using any laxative, as it may cause dehydration.
After the completion of the Fluoroscopy, you’ll be able to resume your regular diet and activities unless informed otherwise by your physician.

Meet Dr Peter Zheng

FRANZCR
Consultant Radiologist, Lumus Imaging, Brisbane

“We are constantly adopting the latest technology and ideas, expanding into regional, rural and metropolitan areas, and attracting professionals with genuine talent and enthusiasm at every level. “

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