Diagnostic X-ray was the first procedure developed in the field of radiology and it is still the most commonly employed form of radiology. X-rays allow physicians to perform a painless, quick evaluation, often detecting diseases in the early stages, where the chance of recovery is improved. The most common use of X-rays is to detect fractures, other bone abnormalities, joint disease and lung disease.
Unlike most forms of radiation, X-rays can pass through body tissue, making it possible to provide images of internal structures without performing surgery. During the procedure, electromagnetic radiation passes through the body onto film. Dense structures such as bones, absorb the most radiation and appear white on the films. Structures that are less dense appear in lighter shades of black, gray.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be, you should tell your physician or the x-ray technician before the test is performed, as special precautions may have to be taken.
We can perform the following types of x-rays:
- Head & Neck
- Upper/lower limbs
We are staffed with technologist that are registered with the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologist Technologists).
In order to get x-rays performed at our facility, a
Beaver Family Clinic health care provider must order the tests.