Category: X-Ray

How Does An X-Ray Work?

When x-rays come into contact with our body tissues, they produce an image on a metal film. Soft tissue, such as skin and organs, cannot absorb the high-energy rays, and the beam passes through them. Dense materials inside our bodies, like bones, absorb the radiation.

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Frequently Prescribed Imaging Scans

Different types of scans are used for different conditions, and the kind of scan your doctor orders will depend on your symptoms. Imaging scans are relatively safe and carry minimal risks, but you'll feel more prepared if you know what to expect.

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How to Prepare for a Bone Scan

A bone scan requires no special preparation. You don't need to restrict your diet or avoid particular activities in preparation for a bone scan. However, it is important to tell your doctor if you are or may be pregnant or breastfeeding.

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What is a Chest X-Ray?

A chest X-ray is a radiology test that creates detailed pictures of your heart, lungs, and/or bones in your chest or spine. Another name for a chest X-ray is chest radiograph. Chest scans can also reveal fluid in or around your lungs or air surrounding a lung.

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What is a DEXA Scan?

DEXA, which stands for “dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry”, is a medical imaging test that measures bone density using the mineral content of the bones in certain […]

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