X-rays are a form of invisible, electromagnetic radiation used to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs of the human body. X-rays pass painlessly through body structures onto an imaging detector/receptor. Sovah Health uses only direct digital x-ray technology, to ensure the radiation dose to our patients is as low as possible and that image quality is consistently very high. Through advanced computer processing, the information is converted to diagnostic images that are interpreted by radiologists (Physicians who specialize in medical imaging).
X-ray examinations are performed for many reasons, including assisting in the diagnosing of lung and abdominal/ gastrointestinal disease, and spine and bone/ joint injuries or disease. You can find extensive, highly reliable information about all types of medical imaging exams and procedures at https://www.radiologyinfo.org.
X-rays use a small amount of radiation to take internal images of the body of film like a camera. Our radiologists have advanced x-ray and fluoroscopy technology that provide diagnostic assistance for a wide range of film imaging.
Diagnosing broken bones, pneumonia, dental problems. Mammograms are a common type of X-ray used to help diagnose breast cancer.
You may be asked to lie still on an X-ray table or sit or stand by the table. You may wear a lead apron to protect certain parts of your body.