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Definition of Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy: 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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3488
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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