What is an X-Ray?
An “X-ray” is a medical test that displays images of the body for doctors to study. An X-ray is a fast and easy way to determine the right treatment for you as the patient. X-rays assist doctors in determining if a patient may have a broken bone, an illness, and even cancer.
When X-rays pass through the body they are absorbed by different tissues. The denser the tissue then the brighter the image e.g., bones will appear bright white; however, the lungs will appear dark since the X-rays are passing through the air in the lungs with virtually no resistance at all. X-ray requires little to no preparation.
Common and specific indications for X-Rays are:
• Curvature of the spine (scoliosis)
• Bone injury
• Joint injury
• Abdominal pain
• Chest pain
• Determination of lung disease
• Evaluation of injuries to the spine
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