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Fluoroscopy enables radiologists and surgeons to view motion in real time and assess the anatomy and function of different parts of the body.

Fluoroscopy is frequently used to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, the first section of the small intestine called the 'duodenum,' and the colon.

The fluoroscopy procedures that are commonly used to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract include barium swallow (upper GI tract), barium meal (upper GI tract, stomach and duodenum)) and barium enema (bowel assessment).  

These tests assist physicians in diagnosing problems of the digestive tract e.g. ulcers, tumors, hiatal hernias, reflux, scarring, inflammation and blockages.

Fluoroscopy is also used to provide diagnosis and therapy for patients with acute and chronic back pain symptoms like sciatica e.g. nerve root blocks, sacroilac joint injections and to evaluate the kidney function in angiography and venography procedures (placement of tubes in an artery or vein) and some imaging guided biopsies.

At St Joseph's Hospital we use the Siemens Healthineerrs Artis zee Fluroscopy System, providing enhanced image quality, enabling optimisation of contrast or sharpness to increase certainty in interventions. 

To book an appointment or speak to a member of the Advanced Diagostics team, please call 01633 820301 or click here. For more information on fluoroscopy please see below. 

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