X-rays are with high photon energies (above 5–10 keV ) are called hard X-rays, while those with lower energy are called soft X-rays. Due to their penetrating ability, hard X-rays are generally used to image the inside of objects. X-ray is commonly a quick and painless test that is used to produce images of the inside of your body. An x-ray will help doctors to treat diagnose, monitor patients with many different medical conditions.
There are different types of X-rays that are used for different purposes for the examination. For example, your doctor may order a mammogram to inspect your breasts. Or they may order an X-ray with a barium enema to get a closer look at your gastrointestinal tract.
Conditions that may call for an X-ray include:
- bone cancer,
- breast tumors,
- enlarged heart,
- blocked blood vessels,
- conditions affecting your lungs,
- digestive problems,
- tooth decay,
- needing to retrieve swallowed items
Once you have arrived and registered for an x-ray examination then our X-ray technician will accompany you to an x-ray room. You might be asked to change into a gown or pair of exam shorts depending on what part of your body is being imaged. Remove all jewelry & any other metallic object as they may obscure part to be examined. When you are ready, our x-ray technologist will help you position your body to take clear and specific images. It is important to hold your breath for some time otherwise it will give a blurry x-ray film image.
After once your X-Ray images have been finalized then you can change your gown and get back into your regular normal clothes. Depending on your condition, the doctor may advise you to go about your normal activities or rest while you’re waiting for your result.
Further, your follow-up X-Ray or treatment will depend on your recovery of muscles and bones. For example, the first time it will give you to determine the extent of an injury to a bone and it reveals you have a break, the bone may need to be set. After completion of the medication course doctor will advise you X-ray for extending the recovery of bone.