During a fluoroscopy exam in Barron, X-rays are used to create a moving, 3D picture of a portion of your body. This is useful when a health care provider has to guide small instruments, such as cameras and catheters, into your body or when they want to watch how something is moving inside your body.
What you can expect and your specific instructions will vary based on your fluoroscopy procedure. You may be awake and go home the same day for some fluoroscopy procedures, such as upper gastrointestinal series to examine your esophagus, stomach and small intestine. You may be sedated or under general anesthesia for other procedures, including cardiac cauterization and interventional radiology. You may be able to go home or be required to spend the night in the hospital for these types of procedures. Be sure to talk with your provider about what you can expect during your fluoroscopy procedure.