: An x-ray procedure that makes it possible to see internal organs in motion. Fluoroscopy uses x-ray to produce real-time video images. After the x-rays pass through the patient, instead of using film, they are captured by a device called an image intensifier and converted into light. The light is then captured by a TV camera and displayed on a video monitor.
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Examination of the tissues and deep structures of the body by x-ray, using the fluoroscope or its successor, video f. (q.v.).
- video f. f. using an image intensifier and television camera for image detection and a video monitor for display.

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the use of a fluoroscope to visualize X-ray images. videofluoroscopy is synonymous with X-ray screening. It is valuable for observing moving structures (e.g. swallowed barium sulphate) or for guiding interventional radiology procedures.

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flu·o·ros·co·py (fl-rosґkə-pe) examination by means of the fluoroscope. fluoroscopic adj

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