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Making safety a top priority

Like a standard X-ray, or radiograph, fluoroscopy uses radiation to produce images. Healthcare providers around the world have found that the benefits of fluoroscopy and other diagnostic imaging exams outweigh the small risk of radiation exposure. Lancaster General Health is committed to maximizing quality while working hard to minimize the risk for our patients of all ages.

>> Learn more about radiation safety at LG Health

>> Learn more about our Image Gently program for pediatric imaging

What to expect

Fluoroscopy can be used with different procedures. Generally, you will lie on a table. An IV line will be inserted into your hand or arm. A contrast dye may be injected into this line to provide a clearer picture. For procedures that require a catheter, an additional line may be inserted in the groin, elbow or other site. A special scanner will generate the fluoroscopic images, which the radiologist can view on a TV monitor. If you had a catheter inserted, you may need to remain immobile for several hours after the procedure.

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How to prepare

The specific type of procedure being done will determine whether you need any special preparation. Your doctor should give you pre-procedure instructions.

Getting your results

The technologist is not permitted to discuss test results with you. A radiologist will interpret the study and forward results to your doctor, usually on the day of the test. You can also view your results at MyLGHealth, a safe, secure online tool.


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