Fluoroscopy is one of many medical imaging techniques in which the principle is similar to the one of general radiography. It provides real–time screening where all captured images can be recorded and played back whereas general radiography provides static images only. Contrast medium is often served as dye improving the contrast resolution between soft tissues and organs, including gastrointestinal tract, urinary system and the biliary system.


Common fluoroscopic examination:

  • Barium swallow
  • Barium meal
  • Barium enema
  • Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS)
  • Micturating cystogram
  • Ascending Urethrogram
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
  • Cholangiogram

Procedure and Precautions

  1. For gastrointestinal tract studies, fast for 12 hours prior to the examination.
  2. For barium enema studies, maintain a low residue diet 2 days prior to the examination. Laxative is provided and taken 1 day prior to the examination to clear the bowel.
  3. For other examinations, fast for 4 hours prior to the examination
  4. If there is a chance you could be pregnant, please inform our staff
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