Apr 22, 2019

Stelerad is proud to present its Fluoroscopy Subspecialty page, where we provide you with comprehensive information about this advanced and innovative medical imaging technique. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to delivering high-end radiology services and expertise, ensuring accurate diagnosis and exceptional patient care.

What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is a specialized imaging technique that uses X-rays to capture real-time images of internal organs, muscles, and other structures. It involves the use of a fluoroscope, a device that generates X-ray beams and captures the resulting images electronically. This allows medical professionals to observe the movement and functioning of various body parts.

The Benefits of Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy offers numerous advantages in diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions. By providing dynamic images, physicians can effectively assess the functioning of organs and identify abnormalities or irregularities that may not be visible through other imaging methods.

Some of the key benefits of fluoroscopy include:

  • Real-time visualization of organ movement
  • Assessment of gastrointestinal tract disorders
  • Guidance for various medical procedures
  • Evaluation of blood flow and vessel abnormalities
  • Minimally invasive investigation of the respiratory system

How Fluoroscopy Works

During a fluoroscopy procedure, the patient may be required to consume or be injected with a contrast agent. This substance helps enhance the visibility of specific body parts, making it easier for the radiologist to interpret the resulting images accurately.

The patient is positioned on an examination table, and the fluoroscope is maneuvered to the desired area of interest. The X-ray beams are then emitted and pass through the body, creating real-time images that are displayed on a monitor.

Common Applications of Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is widely used across various branches of medicine to aid in diagnosis, treatment, and minimally invasive procedures. Some of the common applications include:

Gastrointestinal Tract Examination

Fluoroscopy plays a crucial role in assessing the functioning and structure of the digestive system. Upper gastrointestinal series and barium enemas are performed using fluoroscopic guidance to detect abnormalities, such as ulcers, strictures, tumors, and blockages.

Vascular and Interventional Procedures

Fluoroscopy is utilized during interventional radiology procedures, such as angioplasty, embolizations, and stent placements. It enables the radiologist to navigate and manipulate catheters and guide wires to the precise location, ensuring accurate and effective treatment.

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Fluoroscopic imaging is commonly employed in orthopedic procedures to guide joint injections, arthrography, joint aspirations, and treatments for conditions like fractures and dislocations. It helps ensure optimal accuracy and minimizes the risk of complications.

Pain Management

Fluoroscopy is often used in pain management procedures, such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, and radiofrequency ablation. It helps the healthcare provider precisely target the affected area, delivering the therapeutic agent or treatment with maximum precision.

Urinary System Evaluation

Fluoroscopy aids in the evaluation of the urinary system, particularly during procedures like voiding cystourethrography. It enables the radiologist to observe the flow of contrast material through the urethra and bladder, identifying any structural abnormalities or functional issues.

The Importance of Choosing Stelerad for Fluoroscopy

When it comes to your healthcare, it's essential to choose trusted and experienced professionals. At Stelerad, we have a team of highly skilled radiologists who specialize in fluoroscopy and other advanced imaging techniques.

By choosing Stelerad for your fluoroscopy needs, you can expect:

  • Unparalleled expertise in medical imaging
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Accurate and timely diagnosis
  • Compassionate patient care
  • Collaboration with referring physicians

Stelerad is committed to delivering exceptional radiology services and providing comprehensive, patient-centered care. Our team is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in medical imaging to ensure accurate diagnoses and optimal treatment outcomes.

Contact Stelerad Today

If you require fluoroscopy services or want to learn more about our Subspecialties, contact us today. Our friendly team is ready to assist you and address any questions or concerns you may have. At Stelerad, we are dedicated to your health and well-being.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or consultation. Please consult with a qualified healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Kevin Morse
Fluoroscopy is truly remarkable! I'm grateful to Stelerad for providing us with such informative and innovative medical imaging. Having access to comprehensive information about this advanced technique is extremely helpful. The dedication of their team of experts in delivering high-end radiology services is truly commendable. Thanks for ensuring accurate diagnosis and exceptional patient care! 👍
Nov 10, 2023
Michael Kahn
👏 Informative and innovative medical imaging!
Oct 13, 2023
Chris Heck
Thank you for shedding light on the intricacies of fluoroscopy in such a clear and concise manner.
Oct 12, 2023
Sharyn Shaner
Informative and well-presented. Looking forward to more content from Stelerad.
May 23, 2023
David Wittwer
As a medical student, I found this article to be extremely beneficial in expanding my understanding of fluoroscopy.
Apr 23, 2022
Corso Italia
I appreciate the effort put into providing such detailed information about fluoroscopy.
Mar 18, 2022
Donald Bloch
Great work, Stelerad! Providing valuable insights on medical imaging techniques.
Jan 4, 2022
Richard Rozier
The expertise of your team shines through in this comprehensive article.
Mar 8, 2021
Trevor Lamb
Well-written content! It's important to stay updated on advanced medical technologies.
Mar 2, 2021
Caroline Redmann
I've always been fascinated by medical imaging. This article is a great read!
Feb 15, 2021
Franklin Leibsly
This article is a valuable resource for anyone interested in medical imaging.
Jan 5, 2021
Cathy Scott
Stelerad continues to impress with their in-depth coverage of medical imaging techniques.
Dec 20, 2020
Aimee Boit
Impressive expertise in radiology services. Keep up the good work!
Oct 14, 2020
Claude Trotha
Interesting article! I appreciate the detailed information on fluoroscopy.
May 27, 2020
Stephen Smyer
As a healthcare professional, I find this article extremely informative.
May 21, 2020
Kaitlin Guerin
High-quality content that brings awareness to the significance of advanced medical imaging.
Mar 4, 2020
Jonas Reiter
A well-researched and insightful piece on an important medical technology.
Jul 21, 2019
Garit Sullivan
👏 Kudos to the dedicated team of experts at Stelerad for their commitment to accuracy in diagnostics.
May 21, 2019