Fluoroscopy is a type of X–ray procedure that shows a continuous image on a monitor, much like an X–ray movie. It's used to diagnose and treat conditions by displaying the movement of a body part, an instrument or dye (contrast agent) through the body.

How You Benefit

Fluoroscopy allows your doctor to see internal organs and systems in motion, making it useful in many medical tests and procedures, such as barium X–rays, biopsies, catheter insertion, blood flow studies and orthopedic surgery.

What to Expect

Your physician will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure.

More information about fluoroscopy, including risks and benefits, is available from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.