An X-ray technologist or radiologist can perform an X-ray in a hospital’s radiology department, a dentist’s office, or a clinic that specializes in diagnostic procedures.
Once you’re fully prepared, your X-ray technician or radiologist will tell you how to position your body to create clear images. They may ask you to lie, sit, or stand in several positions during the test. They may take images while you stand in front of a specialized plate that contains X-ray film or sensors. In some cases, they may also ask you to lie or sit on a specialized plate and move a large camera connected to a steel arm over your body to capture X-ray images.
It’s important to stay still while the images are being taken. This will provide the clearest images possible.
The test is finished as soon as your radiologist is satisfied with the images gathered.
An X-ray is the oldest and common imaging test used for over a century. It helps a doctor to view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. X-rays help’s doctors diagnose, monitor, and treat many medical conditions.
An x–ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x–rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
- Examine an area that is experiencing pain or discomfort.
- Monitor the progression of a diagnosed disease.
- bone cancer
- enlarged heart
- blocked blood vessels
- digestive problems
- tooth decay
- items swallowed, to allow retrieval.