Diagnostic X-Ray and Fluoroscopy

Digital X-ray, also called radiography, produces a two-dimensional image of the inside of the body. An X-ray is often used to study bones and soft tissue. Images are used to assist with patient diagnosis.

Fluoroscopy, also called motion X-ray, produces a moving image of the body’s functioning organs. During a fluoroscopy procedure, X-rays are passed through the body and received by an image intensifier. The image intensifier converts the X-rays to a visible, moving image on a monitor. Fluoroscopy is used as a diagnostic tool as well as to guide instruments through the body for certain medical procedures.

Patient Education

Fluoroscopy equipment typically includes a table with an X-ray mounted beneath it. An image intensifier, which receives X-rays after they have passed through the body, is suspended above the table. The image intensifier is connected to a monitor where the video fluoroscopy (motion X-ray) can be viewed. Patients lie on the open table during the exam. Fluoroscopy uses low-dose X-rays, minimizing the amount of radiation used during a fluoroscopy exam.

Patient Experiences

Every day, DRI Greensboro strives to ensure patients have the best possible experience before, during and after their exams and procedures. It shows in patient feedback.

Though I was scared, the staff really put me at ease. When it was time for my appointment, I knew that I was their most important patient.
—Thomas Allen

Submit a story about your experience at DRI Greensboro.

Resources & Forms

Below are some medical forms and educational materials relating to your imaging procedure. Before your appointment at DRI Greensboro, you may wish to download, print and complete medical forms and review educational materials. Completing medical forms in the privacy of your home can save you time and effort when you arrive. 

Diagnostic X-Ray and Fluoroscopy Resources

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