X-Ray

What is X-ray imaging?

X-ray is an imaging technique that uses electromagnetic radiation to capture images of the inside of a body. An x-ray image shows solid and dense structures (like bones) in a white colour as the x-ray particles are less able to pass through them. The density of substances determines the shade in the image that an x-ray machine produces. Areas with air are shown in black and fluids are shown in shades of grey.

What is x-ray used for?

X-ray imaging test is used as a diagnostic procedure to view the inside of the body without having to make incisions. Generally, x-ray is used in fracture cases to get a clear image of the bone and joints. X-rays are also recommended to the patients when they feel pain in a certain area and an internal image is required or if the doctors find symptoms of diseases related to osteoporosis.X-ray is also used to trace the progress of recovery after a prodcedure on the patient.

What is the X-ray Process Like?

Having an x-ray taken is a simple procedure that requires little preparation on the patient’s part. The procedure starts with you being given instructions on how to position yourself so that the radiologist can capture the required images. Depending on the area for which the x-ray is being taken, the patient may be asked to change positions several times. You could be standing, sitting or lying down and multiple images are captured until the radiologist gets an image of what is needed.


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