Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique used in veterinary medicine and surgery to obtain real-time images of a pet through the use of a fluoroscope. This state of the art equipment is used in human interventional radiology for procedures such as angiography.
Fluoroscopy has tremendous advantages over invasive surgical procedures in that it allows for precise placement of orthopedic implants using a small incision. This results in substantially reduced recovery time and risk of infection.
Fluoroscopic studies include:
• Orthopedic surgery (fracture repair)
• Myelogram – Cerebral Spinal Fluid tap
• Catheter insertion
• Dynamic breathing and swallowing studies
• Urological surgery
• Tracheal collapse