Medical x-ray imaging is a vital part of medical diagnosis. Technically x-rays are electromagnetic waves that create pictures of the inside of your various parts of the body. The images show the various parts of your body in different shades of white and black. Each type of tissue in your body has a different capacity to absorb or reflect these high-energy waves. Calcium in your bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones appear white on x-ray film. Soft tissues and fat absorb fewer x rays and look grey. Air absorbs the least amount, so lungs areas appear black.
X-rays are required to diagnose various health conditions. The most familiar of them is probably fracture of bones. But x, rays of other parts of the body may be necessary. For example, a chest x-ray is essential for looking up any infection or tumor. Breast cancer also requires x-ray images first for an initial assessment. According to physician requirements, the view and number of x rays required will be per physician’s requirements.
Our technicians are highly trained to minimize the radiation hazard. When you have been advised of an x-ray, you will be provided with a protective apron if required. But in general, the amount of radiation from a simple x-ray is small.