General Radiology (X-rays) are a form of energy, like light or radio waves, which penetrate the body allowing a radiologist to evaluate pictures of internal structures and view them on a high-resolution computer monitor. X-rays are the most frequently used form of medical imaging. They are often used to help diagnose fractured bones, look for injury and to locate foreign objects in soft tissue. Some x-ray exams may use an iodine-based contrast material or barium to help improve the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, tissues or bone.

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General Radiography uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body's internal structures. X-rays are the most frequently used form of medical imaging. They are often used to help diagnose fractured bones, look for injury, and to locate foreign objects in soft tissue. Some x-ray exams may use an iodine-based contrast material or barium to help improve the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, tissues or bone.

Exam Pointers

  • This exam requires little to no special preparation. The test itself is painless.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and leave jewelry at home.