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What is X-Ray?
X-Ray (also known as Radiography) is a painless exam that helps radiologists diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions. Images can be taken of the spine, foot, ankle, leg, knee, arm, wrist, hand, head, chest, or abdomen.

When is X-Ray Used?
X-Ray is most commonly used to:

  • Determine whether a bone has been fractured or if a joint is dislocated.
  • Ensure that a fracture has been properly aligned and stabilized for healing.
  • Determine whether there is a build up of fluid in the joint of around a bone.
  • Guide orthopedic surgery.
  • Evaluate injury or damage from conditions such as infection, arthritis, abnormal bone growths or other bone diseases, such as osteoporosis.
  • Assist in the detection and diagnosis of cancer.
  • Locate foreign objects.
  • Evaluate changes in bones.
  • Evaluate heart and lung status.

How to Prepare
No special preparation is required for an X-Ray. The X-Ray technologist will provide you with brief instructions once you arrive for your X-Ray.

Last Updated Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 07:58 AM.