X-RAYS (GENERAL RADIOLOGY)
Diagnostic Radiology offers many exams for virtually any part of the body. These exams are performed in an X-ray room and may consist of images of the chest, abdomen, skull, spine or extremities.
At the time of the exam you will be asked to sit or lie on an X-ray table, and a technologist will position an X-ray machine over the part that is affected. You will be required to be still for several moments during the X-ray exposure.
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Special care is taken during x-ray examinations to use the lowest radiation dose possible while producing the best images for evaluation. National and international radiology protection councils continually review and update the technique standards used by radiology professionals.
State-of-the-art x-ray systems have tightly controlled x-ray beams with significant filtration and dose control methods to minimize stray or scatter radiation. This ensures that those parts of a patient’s body not being imaged receive minimal radiation exposure.