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Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a procedure that uses X-rays to produce real-time video images of organs in motion. Atlantic Health System's radiology services include many fluoroscopic tests, such as voiding cystourethrograms (VCUG), hysterosalpingograms (HSG), upper gastrointestinals (GI) and esophagrams.

Preparing for a Fluoroscopy

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing; you may be given a gown to wear during the procedure.
  • Leave metal objects, including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins at home or remove them prior to your exam; you may also be asked to remove hearing aids.
  • Depending on the exam, you may be asked to refrain from eating after midnight the day of  your appointment.
  • Certain exams require obtaining an intestinal prep and clear liquid diet 48 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Preparations for pediatric patients are age specific; when scheduling the appointment, you will be provided with detailed instructions.
  • If you are scheduled for a small bowel series please be prepared to stay up to three hours  in the hospital.  
  • Women should inform their physician and the radiologic  technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • Hysterosalpingograms can only be scheduled at certain times during the menstrual cycle.  
  • To avoid delays, remember to bring a copy of your prescription.

Fluoroscopy Results

Atlantic Health System’s radiologists are experts in supervising and interpreting radiology examinations. They will analyze your fluoroscopy and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam. He or she will discuss the results with you.


Fluoroscopy services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.

Locations

Chilton Medical Center

Goryeb Children’s Hospital

Hackettstown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center