- Views of the gastrointestinal tract
- Guidance and placement of a catheter during an angioplasty or angiography
- Study of blood flow and circulation
- Views of joints in preparation for orthopaedic surgery, also called arthrography
- You'll have an IV line inserted into your hand or arm.
- If you are having a catheter inserted such as occurs with a cardiac catheterization or catheter placement, you may receive one additional IV in the groin or elbow.
- A "contrast substance" similar to a dye may be injected into your IV. This will allow doctors to see the dye as it travels through the area of your system being examined.
- As you are lying on an x-ray table, a scanner will take pictures and produce fluoroscopic images of the area being examined. Your doctor will be able to see these images on a computer monitor.
After the test
Your doctor will talk with you about what to expect after the test is complete. It differs in each patient depending on the type of flourospcopy test conducted.