What is X-Ray?

X-ray or Radiography allows a doctor to take pictures of the inside of your body.

One of the oldest forms of medical imaging, x-ray is an extremely, simple, painless and relatively quick medical test that can help your doctor provide you with appropriate treatment. It’s a fast, easy and safe way for your doctor to view and assess conditions ranging from broken bones to pneumonia to cancer. Many different types of x-rays, such as bone or chest x-rays, exist. The type your doctor uses depends on what part of your body needs examining and for what purpose.

X-Ray Frequently Asked Questions

[accordian class=”” id=”xray-faq”]
[toggle title=”Common Uses of X-rays” open=”no”]

  • Determine whether a bone is chipped, dislocated or broken (fractured)
  • Ensure that a fracture has been properly aligned and stabilized for healing following a treatment
  • Locate foreign objects
  • Determine whether there is a build up of fluid in the joint or around the bone.
  • Evaluate joint injuries and bone infections
  • Diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative conditions, such as arthritis and the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis
  • Diagnose the cause of persistent coughing or chest pain
  • Check for broken ribs or a punctured lung
  • Determine whether you have injured a bone or disk in your spine
  • Detect scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, and other spinal defects

[toggle title=”Preparing for an X-ray” open=”no”]In general, preparation is relatively simple. You will be asked to undress the area of your body that needs examination and to remove any objects that may interfere with the x-ray image. [/toggle]

[toggle title=”What You Can Expect” open=”no”]The technologist helps position your body to obtain the necessary views requested by your doctor. During the actual x-ray, you will be asked to remain still to avoid causing any blurring on the film. The technologist may take x-rays from multiple angles to ensure they obtain exactly what your doctor is looking for. [/toggle]

Request an Appointment Today

Advanced Diagnostic Group can consistently provide patients and doctors with the highest level of professional services, using the most advanced state-of-the-art equipment available. Visit one of our centers conveniently located throughout Florida in Tampa, Brandon, Orlando, Kissimmee and Jacksonville. Call 888-234-5575 today to request your appointment. We look forward to serving you.