We have recently installed a new Xray machine and new CR system (computerized radiography), which processes and stores the x-rays as a digital image.
X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. The most common Xrays taken are of the chest, bones and spine. X-rays can produce diagnostic images of the human body on film or digitally on a computer screen.
X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and access the lungs, bones, joints and spine. Usually two to three images (from different angles) are taken and often three images are needed if the problem is around a joint.
How should I prepare for an X-ray?
There is no special preparation required for an X-ray.
Women should inform the technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.