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Diagnostic X-ray and fluoroscopy tests use radiation to perform diagnostic studies on various parts of the body.
- X-ray technology is a single-shot image used to diagnose fractures, tumors and degenerative conditions and blockages. Aside from the need to move an injured area, X-rays should cause no discomfort.
- Fluoroscopy is viewed as "real-time" or "live" continuous imaging on a monitor screen and uses contrast agents to help visualize anatomy. Images are often played and recorded on a monitor rather than on film.
Both diagnostic X-ray and fluoroscopy use very low levels of radiation and are extremely safe diagnostic tests. A radiologist will interpret the images and a report will be sent to your physician.
What are some common diagnostic X-ray exams?
What are some common fluoroscopy exams?