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Fluoroscopic procedures are an important way of assessing anatomy and function of some structures dynamically. Whilst CT has largely replaced the IVP, barium examinations of the gastrointestinal tract remain very useful studies to image the entirety of the intestine.
Other techniques are being developed, such as CT colonography which is another way of assessing colonic pathology. We would be happy to discuss the best test available for you particular patient.
Fluoroscopy is a specialised x-ray examination where organs are reviewed in real time. Most commonly this is for problems with swallowing or altered bowel habit. A special agent (barium) is used to coat the walls of the intestine to look for abnormalities.