Fluoroscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to view moving body structures .A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body p being examined. . It enables a radiologist enables to view body skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Fluoroscopy is used as an imaging procedure to evaluate specific areas of the body, including the bones, muscles, and joints, as well as solid organs, such as the heart, lung, or kidneys.
Some other procedures where fluoroscopy is used as a supportive imaging tool is in fluoroscopy is as barium X-rays, cardiac catheterization, arthrography to visualize joints of a joint , lumbar puncture, placement of intravenous (IV) catheters), intravenous pyelogram, hysterosalpingogram, and biopsies.
What is the procedure of fluoroscopy?
During the Fluoroscopy procedure a contrast substance (dye) is injected through an intravenous (IV) line in the hand or arm swallowed, or enema. The patient is positioned on the X-ray table. Depending on the type of procedure, a specific body part will viewed. The patient will be asked to hold his breath at intervals while the fluoroscopy is being performed. A special X-ray machine will be used to produce the fluoroscopic images of the body structure being examined or treated
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
(Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a medical and diagnostic procedure that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. .
The most common condition for advising an ERCP medical procedure is abdominal pain, weight loss, jaundice (yellowing of the skin), or an ultrasound or CT scan that shows stones or a mass in the pancreatic biliary duct system.
Diagnosis of Bile duct stones can be diagnosed and removed with an ERCP procedure.
Stretch out narrow segments in bile ducts due to strictures.
Diagnosis of tumours can be diagnosis. ERCP can also be done before or after gallbladder surgery.
Appendectomy Procedure is the standard treatment for appendicitis:
Removal of the appendix is generally the mode of line of treatment for appendicitis. This operation is known as an appendectomy or appendectomy (appendix removal). This is because it’s considered safer to remove the appendix than run the risk of the appendix bursting.