X-Ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-Ray, also known as Radiography, is the fastest way for a Radiologist to view bones, the lungs and certain soft tissues. X-Ray is most commonly used to assess broken bones, but also plays a key role in orthopedic imaging for surgery and sports-related injuries, as well as many other diagnostic purposes.
What are the benefits of digital X-ray?
- Digital X-ray is faster than analog X-ray.
- Repeat exposures are reduced.
- Image quality is enhanced.
- The radiologist is given the ability to highlight or magnify areas of interest.
- Digital X-ray assists your physician in electronically viewing images and reports, thus expediting your care.
What are some common uses of X-ray?
X-ray assists doctors in the identification and treatment of a broad range of conditions, including fractures, arthritis, joint injuries, etc.
What will I experience during an X-ray?
- If your exam requires you to lie on an X-ray table, it may feel cold, and you may experience some discomfort due to the hard surface. Depending on your exam, the technologist may be able to place a pad on the table for your comfort.
- When X-raying an injury, the technologist may require you to hold an uncomfortable position for a few seconds. Any movement could result in the need for additional imaging.