An x-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is projected to produce two-dimensional images on specialized film. By photographing the inside of your body using Roentgen rays, this procedure facilitates the detection of medical conditions in the head, spine, chest, abdomen and bones. In addition to observing fractures and other injuries, x-rays can even be used to identify pneumonia and some forms of cancer. For well over 100 years, x-rays have been an invaluable component of quality medical care.
Fluoroscopy is a diagnostic tool that is commonly used by radiologists to capture real time images of the internal organs. A fluoroscopy unit consists of three different components: a fluoroscope, which moves over the body; a monitor, which displays the real time images; and an x-ray tube which captures the x-ray images and sends them to the fluoroscope. This technique is often used to observe the digestive tract . It is also used in conjunction with other medical procedures to help guide instruments through the body.