Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique used to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. It’s very similar to an x-ray movie. A continuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined and is transmitted to a monitor so that the body part and it’s motion can be clearly seen in detail.
A special x-ray scanner will be used to produce the fluoroscopic images of the body structure being examined or treated. This is better known as “real-time” imaging. You will wear a special gown provided by our facility.
Depending upon the procedure, there are advance preparation instructions. (There are no special instructions if you are having a “VCU Fluoroscopy.”) Please select your procedure below to view advance instructions: