What is an X-ray screen? When Do You need that?
X-ray technology is used to examine many parts of the body as a diagnostic tool for conditions such as fractures and infections, arthritis, osteoporosis, bone cancer, lung infections, or heart conditions. Radiation exposure from an X-ray is low, and the benefits from these tests far outweigh the risks. However, if you’re pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, tell your doctor before having an X-ray. SNOHC performs a full-service X-ray imaging inhouse in Las Vegas.
X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body, particularly your bones. Here at SNOHC, trained technicians will help position your body to obtain the necessary views.
To prevent having blurry images, you must stay still during the test (often, you need to hold your breath to avoid moving). Completion of the X-ray may take from a few minutes to more than an hour for a bone X-ray.
When is X-Ray Examination Being Used?
X-ray tests are some of the most common medical tests being taken at present, and millions of X-rays are being taken on annually. Well, some of the most commonly used of X-ray examinations are as follows:
- Fracture diagnosis: This is one of the most common uses of an X-ray examination in which broken bones are being detected.
- Dislocations diagnose: An X-ray examination can also be used to identify an abnormally positioned joint.
- Surgical tool: An X-ray examination can also work best as a surgical tool and will help a surgeon to perform accurately.
- Joints and bones conditions identification: Some joints and bones conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and some specific types of cancer can also be examined with the help of an X-ray examination.
- Chest conditions examination: various conditions like lung cancer, pneumonia, heart failure, or emphysema can also be examined with the help of an X-ray.
- Foreign objects detection: Swallowed coins, metal fragments, or any other foreign object can be detected through an X-Ray examination.
Southern Nevada Occupational Health Center (SNOHC) provides a complete and wide range of occupational health and safety; full X-ray service is one of them. Our team of experts will work well with you to perform any form of test.
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