What is fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie. During a fluoroscopy procedure, an X-ray beam is passed through the body and sent to a video monitor so that the body part can be seen in detail.

Fluoroscopy as an imaging tool allows healthcare professionals to investigate and evaluate specific areas of the body such as bones, large and small bowel, muscles, heart vessels and joint without the need for invasive surgery.

At Southend University Hospital we have 2 fluoroscopy suites and 1 cardiac catheter suite situated on the 1st floor x-ray department.

Fluroscopy screening 2