Fluoroscopy is a tool that uses radiation like an xray, to visualize bones and joints. With the fluoroscan in our office, we can image all aspects of the upper extremity, obviating the need to go to another facility to have xrays taken. This saves time and allows us to decide on treatment with the information that we need. At times, the image on a fluoroscan is not detailed enough and we may recommend having a formal xray taken. Radiation exposure is minimal, but we always provide a lead gown when the fluoroscan is in use, even though it is not required.