When an animal experiences difficulty breathing or swallowing, a veterinarian may recommend fluoroscopy as a diagnostic tool Fluoroscopy is used when we try to see inside of the body while the organs are in motion. For example, fluoroscopy is used to view tracheal collaps, heart or lung issues, and problems an animal may be experiencing while it tries to swallow.
Fluoroscopy is used to diagnose problems such as:
- Blood flow through vessels that are abnormal
- Tracheal collapse
- Problems within the gastrointestinal system
- Difficulty swallowing involving abnormal strictures