X-ray or radiography uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body's internal structures. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. They are often used to help diagnosed fractured bones, look for injury or infection and to locate foreign objects in soft tissue. Some x-ray exams may use an iodine-based contrast material or barium to help improve the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, tissues or bone.
Our most frequently performed exams:
- Upper GI
- Small Bowel
- Lower GI
- Arthrogram, or Arthrogram with CT/ MRI to follow
- Shoulder /Hip injections
- Lumbar Puncture
- Voiding Cystogram
- Joint Aspiration
- Video Swallow Studies with Speech Therapy
- Scoliosis Series
For more information about the specific test your physician has ordered, visit Radiologyinfo.org.