Ever heard of fluoroscopy and wondered what it’s all about?
This guide will give you a clear picture of what to expect during your fluoroscopy experience.
Fluoroscopy is like watching a moving picture of your insides.
It’s a special type of X-ray that shows real-time images of your body as it moves.
It’s like seeing a movie of what’s happening inside you.
When you have a fluoroscopy appointment, the healthcare team will guide you.
Preparation instructions for a Fluoroscopy will vary, and will be dependent upon the procedure required, area of interest and your medical history.
You might need to change into a gown and remove any metal objects, like jewellery or belts.
They’ll make sure you’re comfortable before they start.
You’ll lie down on a table, and a machine will use X-rays to create a continuous image of the area the doctor wants to see.
Have any questions or worries? Talk to your healthcare team. They want you to feel relaxed.
They might use cushions or supports to help you stay in a comfortable position during the procedure.
Once the fluoroscopy is done, you can get back to your normal activities. There’s no need for any special recovery time.
The X-ray radiation will leave your body naturally.
The doctor will review the fluoroscopy images and share the findings with you.
They’ll explain what they see and discuss any further steps or treatments if needed.
As with any medical procedure there is always a chance of complication.
Infection resulting from this fluoroscopy procedure is extremely rare, but on rare occasions, a person may have an allergic reaction to the x-ray contrast.
X-rays require the use of ionising radiation. As with all x-rays, there is always a slight risk as you will receive a small dose of radiation.
X-rays are only performed where it is deemed the benefit of the examination will outweigh any potential risks.
If you are, or may be pregnant, please inform our radiology team before your examination.
Fluoroscopy is like watching a live show of your body’s movements.
With this guide, you’re ready for your fluoroscopy appointment.
Disclaimer: Please note, if you have any questions or reservations about an upcoming radiology scan, it is always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider, who can address your concerns directly. This is general information, not tailored to a specific individual. Please read our Terms and Conditions.