X-ray

We provide professional, reliable, and responsive care in providing patients and their physicians with x-ray studies.  Written results are provided within 24 hours or can be faxed the same day, upon request or necessity. 

What is Radiography (X-Ray)

Radiography utilizes a small dose of radiation directed to an area of a patient to produce an image of an internal structure.  X-rays penetrate the body and are absorbed in varying amounts by the different anatomical structures.  With the development of modern techniques today's x-ray machines use only a fraction of the x-ray dose that was required in earlier years.   Because x-ray imaging is so fast and easy, it is particularly useful in emergency treatment and diagnosis.

Common X-Ray Procedures

Chest x-rays are, by far, the most common x-ray exam.  They allow for measurements of the heart to be taken.  These measurements can be helpful in diagnosing certain heart conditions such as congestive heart failure and enlarged heart.  Chest films can also demonstrate a number of lung problems such as pneumonia.

Abdomen x-rays are useful for the evaluation of bowel obstructions.   

Skeletal x-rays, such as rib films, will absorb larger amounts of the directed rays and will appear milky white on an x-ray film.  Skeletal procedures will usually identify broken bones, bone infections, arthritis or bone malignancies.