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fluoroscope

(flo͝or`əskōp), instrument consisting of an X-ray machine (see X rayX ray,
invisible, highly penetrating electromagnetic radiation of much shorter wavelength (higher frequency) than visible light. The wavelength range for X rays is from about 10−8 m to about 10−11
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) and a fluorescent screen that may be used by physicians to view the internal organs of the body. During medical diagnosis the patient stands between the X-ray machine, or other radiation source, and the fluorescent screen. Radiation passes through the body, producing varying degrees of light and shadow on the screen. Although the regular X-ray photograph shows more detail, fluoroscopy is preferable when the physician wants to see the live image, i.e., observe the size, shape, and movement of the patient's internal organs. In industry the fluoroscope is used for the examination of materials, manufactured objects, welds, castings, and other objects, principally for flaws.

fluoroscope

[′flu̇r·ə‚skōp]
(engineering)
A fluorescent screen designed for use with an x-ray tube to permit direct visual observation of x-ray shadow images of objects interposed between the x-ray tube and the screen.
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Two radiopaque markers were located underneath the balloon, which fluoroscopically marked its working length.
2) MRI arthrography preceded by fluoroscopically guided injection is time-consuming and impractical if the MRI scanner is too distant from the fluoroscopy room.
The diagnosis of the sacroiliac joint as the cause of pain, requires fluoroscopically guided injections with improvement of symptoms.
The radiation exposure in spine surgery has been found to be 10 to 12 times greater than the radiation exposure during other fluoroscopically assisted non-spinal musculoskeletal procedures (Rampersaud, 2000);
Totally ultrasound versus fluoroscopically guided complete supine percutaneous nephrolithotripsy: A first report.
The article references that, It has been shown that the amount of radiation exposure is 10 to 12 times greater during spine surgery than during any other fluoroscopically assisted musculoskeletal procedure.