Fluoroscopy shows real time moving images on an x-ray monitor, so that clinicians can see and assess the movement of a body part or the movement of dye (x-ray contrast) through the body. This is achieved by x-rays passing through the body part of interest and being detected on the fluoroscopy detector, creating the image.

It is used in a wide variety of examinations and is utilised by other health professionals within the hospital to help guide them in their diagnosis of their patients, such as speech therapy.

Fluoroscopy can be used to help diagnose a health problem, such as reflux, hiatus hernia or can be used to help guide treatments, such as orthopaedic injections.

Aintree University Hospital

Tel: 0151 529 8988
Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm 

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Tel: 0151 706 2759
Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm

Broadgreen Hospital

Tel: 0151 600 1616
Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm

More information

When you are assessed by your GP, doctor or health care professional, they will consider if they feel a fluoroscopic procedure may be of benefit to help diagnose your health concern.

Once you have been referred, your request will be added for the appointment staff to contact you with an appointment.  

There are differing wait times for specific procedures, however we will look to get you an appointment as soon as possible. 


Liverpool University Hospitals has a reciprocal agreement for some fluoroscopy procedures to be performed at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital on the Broadgreen site. These procedures will be performed by LUHFT clinicians.

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Ground Floor
Main Radiology Department
Mount Vernon Street
L7 8YE

X-ray Department

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Thomas Drive
L14 3PE

Opening times

8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).