What is fluoroscopy?
While an X-ray is a snapshot, fluoroscopy is a live camera feed of your pet’s internal processes. Fluoroscopy or “fluoro” is an advanced imaging technology that uses multiple radiographic images to create a short moving video clip. At Neighborhood Veterinary Centers, we use fluoroscopy to assess the body’s dynamic functions, including:
- Airway function
- Gastrointestinal (GI) motility
- Heart function
- Blood flow
- Ureter and bladder function
Unlike X-rays, which require that the pet be transported to a stationary table with a radiographic plate, fluoroscopy units are often mobile and can be used during a surgical procedure to aid in stent placement and device implantation, to confirm blood flow, or to enhance visualization of a surgical repair.