Fluoroscopy Procedure in Long Island & Queens
What is fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is a form of medical imaging that uses a stream of x-ray images to create a real time “movie” of your internal structures. This allows doctors to see internal organ functioning, while saving the stream of images to a computer. These exams often involve the use of a contrast solution, usually barium, which allows for better visualization of the organs in your body.
Why is fluoroscopy performed?
Fluoroscopy is an important tool in diagnosing and treating a number of conditions and diseases that affect internal structures, including your:
- GI tract
- Reproductive system
What kinds of fluoroscopy exams are available at Neighborhood Radiology Services?
At Neighborhood Radiology Services, we provide a number of different forms of fluoroscopy exams, including:
- Upper GI exam (with air)
- Upper GI exam (with small bowel series)
- Barium enema (with air)
What does a fluoroscopy procedure involve?
At Neighborhood Radiology Services, a fluoroscopy procedure is done during one office visit. When you arrive, you will be asked to remove any jewelry, glasses, belt buckles, or other articles that contain metal. You may also need to remove clothing from the area being examined and will be given a gown, if needed.
Depending on the type of fluoroscopy you are undergoing, you may be asked to take barium, which will act as a contrast agent during the exam. Speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members prior to the exam to discuss the specifics for your particular test.
Just before the exam, you will be positioned on an exam table and one of our friendly technicians will ensure you are comfortable. When the test begins, the imaging machine will move over the portions of your body that are being examined to capture a series of images. These images are displayed on a computer and saved for review.
After your test, your doctor will go over your results with you, answer any questions, and give recommendations for your next steps.
What are the benefits of undergoing a fluoroscopy procedure at Neighborhood Radiology Services?
Benefits of having a fluoroscopy examination at one of our New York radiology centers include:
- Performed using the latest and highest quality equipment certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
- Non-invasive and painless procedure
- Performed in one office visit
- Can help diagnose numerous medical conditions and guide treatment
- Gives more detailed information than x-rays alone
If you need to book a fluoroscopy procedure, contact our board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services, with locations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 800-220-2220 to learn more about our services.