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A visit to fluoroscopy room...
I'm so excited!
Me too! This is my
first time visiting a
Good morning, Dr Suzy and students.
Welcome to the radiology department.
I'm Miss fatin, a radiographer here.
I'll show you the way to the fluoroscopy room.
Good morning Miss Fatin.
Students, please follow
Alright, we are here.
Thank you Miss Fatin.
I will briefly explain about
fluoroscopy to the students
So, students, we are now
in a fluoroscopic room where
a fluoroscopy procedure will be
Dr, what exactly
is a fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy is a type of machine
that transmits a continuous x-ray beam
through a patient's body.
Dr, I have a question. When should
we use a fluoroscopy machine?
Is it used for all types of examination?
Fluoroscopy procedures are
used in many types of examination,
for example, barium x-rays and
I see. That is
Fluoroscopic procedure allows doctors
to examine the movement of patient's organs,
or identify if there is any blockage in arteries.
Dr, does the modern
fluoroscopy machine have
much difference compared to
the early ones?
Of course! Early fluoroscopy
machines are only consisted of an x-ray
source and a fluorescent screen, where the
fluorescent screen will produce visible glow
after the x-ray beam passed through
Oh cool! Show us, Dr!
have a picture
of it right
That looks completely
different with what we have
now, am I right?
That is correct. Compared
to the early machines, the modern
fluoroscopy offers a better image because
of it’s latest technological aspects
What about the radiation
dose, Dr? Is there any difference from
Yes, fluoroscopy have different radiation dose
compared to other modalities.
For example x-ray and CT scan.
The total radiation exposure depends on
the length of the fluoroscopy procedure
and the dose of the materials used.
Fluoroscopy procedure produces
higher radiation dose compared to x-ray,
since fluoroscope is used over a
certain period of time in order to
examine the organ functions.
Dr, I also have read somewhere
that an interventional fluoroscopic procedure
may expose the patient to the
radiation equivalent of 75 - 3000 chest x-rays.
Is it true?
Yes, it is.
You can see the comparison of
fluoroscopy to x-ray and Ct scan
Here, you can see that
the radiation dose for fluoroscopy
is much lower than the CT scan
but higher than x-ray.
However, it is still in the safe level
when we compared with
the natural background radiation
received a year.
Does it mean that
this procedure is more
complex to other
Yes, fluoroscopy involves
more complex procedures.
Be it interventional or not,
that result in longer procedure
time and higher doses to patients
and medical staff.
I'm sure that there are
effects to the patient and
staffs as the radiation doses
are higher. Am I correct, Miss?