X-ray imaging is one of the fastest and easiest ways for a physician to view the bone structures and internal organs of the body. General x-rays are routinely done at our facility. X-ray imaging is an excellent tool for assessing skeletal trauma (i.e. broken bones), for diagnosing the gastro-intestinal system (digestive tract), and for comprehensive imaging of the thoracic cavity including the lungs and heart. A host of other applications for x-ray imaging are also available including imaging the kidneys, teeth and jaws, and the fine structures of the ear, nose and throat.
Other procedures include:
DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absortiometry) scanning
Cardio Studies including Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitor and Echocardiogram
IVP (Intravenous Pyelogram)
Frequently Asked Questions about X rays:
• Are x-rays safe?
X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that are invisible and create no sensation when they pass through the body. Special care is taken by CDC/CDC on Comer technologists during x-ray exams to ensure maximum safety for the patient. Women should always inform their doctor or diagnostic imaging specialist if there is any possibility of being pregnant.
• What should I expect during an x-ray exam?
During an x-ray study, patients will wear a lead apron in order to shield the other parts of their body (not being imaged) from radiation. Lead is a very dense material and can absorb 100% of the x-rays passing through it.
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