Fluoroscopy is an examination of the body and deep structures of the body by X-Ray, using the fluoroscope. Fluoroscopic X-Ray images the gastro-intestinal system and specialized bodies systems. The advantage of Fluoroscopic X-Ray over conventional X-Ray is that you can view in real time on a television monitor the image. This means that movement of the peristalsis and normal function of the body's systems can be captured and recorded on videotape or videodisc.
Procedures that are most commonly done with the aid of fluoroscopy include barium enemas, barium meals, myelograms (spinal cord imaging) and fracture reduction.
Exam Preparation Instructions
Please follow the diet and preparation kit given by Templeton Imaging or referring physician at the time the appointment is scheduled.
Pre-Operative Hookwire Localization
Hook-wire localization is a mammographically guided procedure performed to help guide a surgeon to a lump that will be surgically excised. It is done immediately before a surgical biopsy.
The procedure is performed by your radiologist after first obtaining your informed consent. A local anesthetic is injected in the appropriate location in the skin of the breast. A needle is then placed into the breast using mammographic imaging guidance. After confirming accurate placement of the needle and adjusting its position when needed, the radiologist removes the needle leaving a soft hooked wire behind to help guide the surgeon. The procedure is minimally painful and is associated with very minimal risks.