What is Fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is an exam that uses a continuous X-ray beam that is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a TV-like monitor. Fluoroscopy is used in many types of examinations and procedures, such as barium enema exam, cardiac catheterization, and placement of intravenous (IV) catheters (hollow tubes inserted into veins or arteries).
In barium enema exams, Fluoroscopy allows the physician to see the movement of the intestines as the barium moves through them. In cardiac catheterization, Fluoroscopy enables the physician to see the flow of blood through the coronary arteries in order to evaluate the presence of arterial blockages. For intravenous catheter insertion, Fluoroscopy assists the physician in guiding the catheter into a specific location inside the body.
- Fluoroscopy at Bayonne Medical Center29 East 29th Street
Bayonne NJ 07002
- Fluoroscopy at Christ Hospital176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07306
- Fluoroscopy at Hoboken University Medical Center308 Willow Avenue
Hoboken NJ 07030