Digital X-Ray

What is Digital X-Ray?

An x-ray 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 same.

How Should You Prepare for an X-Ray?

There is no special preparation required for most bone x-rays. You may be asked to change into a gown before your examination and remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects during the exam. Always inform the technologist if there is any possibility that you may be pregnant. Inform if you have an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted for pregnancy prevention.

In What Conditions an X-Ray is performed?

  • X-Ray-Abdomen
  • X-Ray-Barium Meal
  • X-Ray-Chest
  • X-Ray-Fistulogram
  • X-Ray-Hip
  • X-Ray-Knee
  • X-Ray-Loopogram
  • X-Ray-Nasal Bone
  • X-Ray-Sacrum
  • X-Ray-Skull
  • X-Ray-Styloid Process
  • X-Ray-Wrist
  • X-Ray-Ankle
  • X-Ray-Barium Swallow
  • X-Ray-Coccyx
  • X-Ray-Foot
  • X-Ray-HSG
  • X-Ray-KUB
  • X-Ray-Lumbar Spine
  • X-Ray-Optic Canals
  • X-Ray-Shoulder
  • X-Ray-Soft Tissue
  • X-Ray-T M Joint
  • X-Ray-Arm
  • X-Ray-Calcaneum
  • X-Ray-Dorsal Spine
  • X-Ray-Forearm
  • X-Ray-IAM
  • X-Ray-Legs
  • X-Ray-Mandibles
  • X-Ray-Orbit
  • X-Ray-SI Joint
  • X-Ray-Sternoclavicular
  • X-Ray-T Tube Cholangiogram
  • X-Ray-Barium Enema
  • X-Ray-Cervical Spine
  • X-Ray-Elbow
  • X-Ray-Hand
  • X-Ray-IVP
  • X-Ray-Limb
  • X-Ray-Mastoids
  • X-Ray-PNS
  • X-Ray-Sinogram
  • X-Ray-Sternum
  • X-Ray-Thigh

How does it Work?

X-Rays are part of the radiation spectrum along with visible light or radio waves. X-Rays pass through the body, which absorbs the radiation in varying degrees. Bone absorbs much of the radiation producing a white area on X-Ray film, while soft tissues, such as muscle, fat and organs appear grey because these areas allow much of the X-Ray to pass through. Air appears black because no radiation is absorbed.

What to Expect During An X-Ray?

An X-Ray exam may take anywhere from 5 minutes to a half hour depending on your study. You may be positioned standing or sitting or perhaps lying down on an x-ray table depending on exactly the type of exam or the body part being imaged. Cushions or supports may be used to help you hold the proper position.The technologist will step behind a radiation barrier and ask you to hold very still and may ask you to hold your breath for a few seconds. After that the x-ray equipment is activated and the x-rays penetrate the body part and are detected after they exit a special detector device.


Is there any risk associated with the X-Ray test?

The amount of radiation you receive from a single x-ray is very low. Technologists are trained to keep radiation exposures down to a minimum   while ensuring optimum diagnostic accuracy. women who are pregnant, must inform the technologist or radiologist prior to having any x-rays.