Fluoroscopy is slowly decreasing in usage at Vernon Memorial Healthcare due to the increased use of CT and Ultrasound for diagnosis. Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures - similar to an x-ray "movie." A continuous x-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined, and is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.
Fluoroscopy is used in examinations and procedures, such as barium x-rays. In barium x-rays, fluoroscopy allows the medical provider to see the movement of the intestines as the barium moves through them.