Fluoroscopy and cineradiography are diagnostic tools used to examine spinal structures at rest and during:
Musculoskeletal injury examination, such as whiplash
Diagnostic procedures, such as discography or myelography
Vertebroplasty treatment of vertebral compression fracture
Spinal injection therapies
Postoperative evaluation of spinal fusion
This technology combines conventional fluoroscopy, or x-ray, with video making capabilities. Images are recorded on tape and can be replayed in real time, slow motion, or one frame at a time (freeze frame).
Either test can reveal more about a musculoskeletal injury, such as whiplash, than a static or plain x-ray. For example, your doctor can view spinal structures, such as joints, ligaments, and discs moving together.