X-Ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-Ray, also known as Radiography, is the fastest way for a Radiologist to view bones, the lungs and certain soft tissues. X-Ray is most commonly used to assess broken bones, but also plays a key role in orthopedic imaging for surgery and sports-related injuries, as well as many other diagnostic purposes.

What are the benefits of digital X-ray?

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  • Digital X-ray is faster than analog X-ray.
  • Repeat exposures are reduced.
  • Image quality is enhanced.
  • The radiologist is given the ability to highlight or magnify areas of interest.
  • Digital X-ray assists your physician in electronically viewing images and reports, thus expediting your care.

What are some common uses of X-ray?

X-ray assists doctors in the identification and treatment of a broad range of conditions, including fractures, arthritis, joint injuries, etc.

What will I experience during an X-ray?

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  • If your exam requires you to lie on an X-ray table, it may feel cold, and you may experience some discomfort due to the hard surface. Depending on your exam, the technologist may be able to place a pad on the table for your comfort.
  • When X-raying an injury, the technologist may require you to hold an uncomfortable position for a few seconds. Any movement could result in the need for additional imaging.