X-RAY

An X-ray examination uses electromagnetic radiation to make images of your bones, teeth and internal organs. Simply put, an X-ray allows your doctor to take pictures of the inside of your body.One of the oldest forms of medical imaging, X-ray is a painless medical test that can help your doctor in diagnosis and treatment — even in emergency situations. It’s a fast, easy and safe way for your doctor to view and assess conditions ranging from broken bones to pneumonia. 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 is being examined and for what purpose.

  • Determine whether a bone is chipped, dislocated or broken (fractured)
  • Evaluate joint injuries and bone infections
  • Diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative conditions, such as a the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis
  • Diagnose the cause of persistent coughing or chest pain
  • Check for broken ribs or a punctured lung