An X-ray is a type of radiological imaging.
X-ray commonly used in clinical practice to diagnose fractures. Characteristics of the fracture such as the type, deformity and soft tissue or joint involvement are usually observed.
A radiograph is a reliable and accurate means of obtaining information to help doctors diagnosis the cause of pain. An X-ray is commonly used to determine the presence or absence of disease, a bone fracture, joint malalignment, arthritis, or cause of other painful conditions.
An X-ray or radiograph is a type of radiological imaging. In many ways, it is similar to having your picture taken in a photography studio. A radiologic technologist (RT) uses nonvisible X-rays (short wavelength) to create an image of internal structures and organs of your body.
X-rays reveal body structures proportional with their density. The denser the tissue, (such as bone, compared to fat), the fewer X-rays passes through it.
Used to observe difference in body tissue density
- bone – with a high density – appears white on a radiograph
- fat – with a low body tissue density – appears gray on a radiograph
- air – with no density – appears black on a radiograph
How an X-ray is performed
You have to change into an examination gown, if necessary the radiologic technologist (RT) will instruct you to remove specific articles of your clothing that may interfere with the radiograph to ensure that the radiograph is free of artifacts (e.g. material from your clothing, snaps, buttons, clips, etc…). You will be taken into an e-ray room and instructed to lie, sit or be positioned on X-ray table. Just as a photographer has special equipment in the portrait studio to achieve the best portrait, the radiologic technologist (RT) uses special equipment such as an X-ray source (camera), positioning blocks and sponges to achieve an optimal image.
After the technologist has completed taking your X-rays, you will be asked to wait in the X-ray room while your images are reviewed for diagnostic quality. Additional images are occasionally required to ensure the examination completely demonstrates the area in clinical questions. The radiographic examination will be interpreted by a radiologist.
The radiologist generates a written report which will be sent to the Specialist Doctor who referred you for the examination. The radiograph and the report become part of your medical record. In some cases if the problem is not clear in the Rradiography image then your doctor might suggest you for CT Scan or MRI.
X-ray facilities at Shreya Hospital, Ghaziabad is interpreted and maintained by Experienced Radiologists. Our Orthopedic Specialists suggest for a X-ray or Radiography to find out bone fractures, joint problems, Arthritis or any other pain conditions. X-ray or Radiographic imaging always helps our Doctor to find out the cause behind any muscular pain.