X-Rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that produces images of internal structures.
X-ray images are used to detect fractured bones, signs of arthritis and other potential internal complications. The x-rays pass through the body at different rates depending upon the density of the tissue. Soft tissues such as muscle and fat are passed through much easier that harder matter such as bone, for example. The x-rays that pass through the body are captured by the x-ray detector to provide an image of the body’s internal structure.
Before you have your x-ray you may be required to remove parts of your clothing and wear a gown to ensure accurate images. The part of your body that is being observed is then placed in front of a digital detector whilst the Radiographer lines up the x-ray machine. They will then stand behind a protective glass screen whilst your image is taken. There is no pain or discomfort caused by the x-ray.
Once the Radiographer is satisfied that the images are accurate the procedure is finished. Your GP will have your images within half an hour of leaving your examination, with the Radiologists report following soon after. Your films and report will be automatically, electronically transferred to your doctor once completed, there is nothing to wait for or pick up.
Myocardial perfusion imaging uses a radioactive tracer to assess myocardial blood flow.
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is an examination used to detect osteoporosis and osteopenia.
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