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Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy uses x-rays to capture a moving image of an organ while it is functioning. Though still x-ray images can be useful in examining the colon, and rectum, fluoroscopy is often the most effective way to view the oesophagus, stomach, and upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. A contrast material called barium is used to coat the inside of the oesophagus, stomach, colon, or rectum to produce a sharp, well-defined image of the anatomy in interest. SVPR has installed a new Siemens fluoroscopy unit to improve image quality and reduce examination times.

 

Description: fluoroscope

Fluoroscope