Fluoroscopy

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Fluoroscopy is a continuous series of very low dose x-ray images that let veterinarians see images of the inside of the body in motion. For example, fluoroscopy of the chest allows us to watch the heart beat and the lungs expand. Fluoroscopy is used to diagnose diseases that involve motion, such as collapse of the trachea during breathing, or disorders of swallowing.

Fluoroscopy is used to diagnose problems such as:

  • swallowing disorders such as strictures
  • collapsing trachea
  • motility problems of the stomach and intestines
  • flow of blood through abnormal vessels