- X Rays are widely used to make radiographs of the bones and internal organs of the body. They help doctors detect abnormalities and disease conditions such as broken bones, stones, calcium depositions inside a patient's body.
- X-rays are a form of radiant energy, like light or radio waves, but unlike light, x-rays can penetrate the body, which produces pictures of internal structures. The radiologist can view these on photographic films or computer monitor.
- In some cases x-rays are used to assist with the placement of tubes or other devices in the body or with other therapeutic procedures.
- X-ray examinations provide valuable information about your health and play an important role in helping your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.