Fluoroscopy is an imaging process that allows veterinary professionals to view the inside of the body and study moving structures while the patient is in motion. This method of treatment, which can be thought of as providing x-ray movie footage, allows several images to be captured and projected on a viewing monitor in real-time. Fluoroscopy enables veterinary professionals to visualize how a substance is moving (or not moving) through the body. Oftentimes, an instrument or contrast inserted into the body can be seen in detail, as the fluoroscopy equipment generates a continuous stream of images using pulsed x-rays.
Fluoroscopy has a wide variety of applications and carries benefits that far outweigh the risks of the technology to human or animal. Since fluoroscopy provides continuous or pulsed x-rays, it should be used at lowest acceptable exposure levels for as brief a period of time as necessary.
What is veterinary fluoroscopy used for?
Non-invasive tool used to diagnose disease and monitor therapeutic procedures
Supports medical treatment, surgical planning and surgical treatment
Aids to insert stents, catheters, or other devices inside the body
Can help treat tumors and remove blood clots or other blockages
Assess skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems
Identify issues with bones, muscles, joints, and organs
Veterinary fluoroscopy is capable of providing real-time examination thanks to the advancements in imaging technology including: screen phosphors, digital image processing, image analysis, and detectors.
Fluoroscopy helps in the diagnosis of a number of issues including:
Swallowing disorders (e.g. strictures)
Motility problems of stomach and intestines
Flow of blood through abnormal vessels
The DynaVue 2-In-1 veterinary imaging solution from JPI Healthcare Solutions provides the best of both worlds (fluoroscopy and digital radiography) combined in a space-saving system. JPI’s newly-available DynaVue total imaging system provides numerous advantages in the delivery of veterinary care. These include:
Large field of view (14″ x 17″)
Distortion-free imaging (compared to C-arm)
Space-saving, user-friendly design
Minimally invasive diagnostics and therapeutics
Real-time image processing (8 frames per second)
Contact us at 516-513-1330 ext. 3 for more information regarding our veterinary fluoroscopy system.