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

  • 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
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.
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.

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