What is an X-ray screen? When do we need that?
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. Pillows or sandbags may be used to help you hold the position. During the test, you must stay still (and sometimes hold your breath to avoid moving) to prevent blurry images. An X-ray procedure may take from a few minutes for a bone X-ray to more than an hour for more-involved procedures. 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 Xray imaging inhouse in Las Vegas.
When X-Ray Examination is being used?
X-ray tests are some of the most common medical tests being taken at the present time and millions of X-rays are being taken on annually basis. Well, some of the most common used of X-ray examinations are as follows:
- Fracture diagnosis: This is one of the most common use of 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 the best as a surgical tool and will help a surgeon to perform in an accurate way.
- 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.
An X-Ray examination will create images of your bones and internal organs which will be helpful in diagnosing various health conditions as well as injuries. The radiations will pass through your body to capture the image.