Radiography, or an x-ray, as it is most commonly known, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Discovered more than a century ago, x-rays can produce diagnostic images of the human body on film or digitally on a computer screen.
X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones, such as skull fractures and spine injuries. At least two images (from different angles) are taken and often three images are needed if the problem is around a joint (knee, elbow or wrist). X-rays also play a key role in guiding orthopedic surgery and in the treatment of sports-related injuries. X-ray may uncover more advanced forms of cancer in bones, although early screening for cancer findings requires other methods.
X- Ray Exam Preparations
A chest x-ray is typically performed as the first imaging test for symptoms of shortness of breath, a bad or persistent cough, chest pain, chest injury or fever. Individuals with known or suspected medical conditions such as congestive heart failure or cancer may undergo chest x-rays to follow their response to treatment, or to determine changes that would require a change in their medical management.
X-Ray Services Offered
General Radiology / X-Ray
X-RAY Exam Preparations
IVP: Need Bloodwork (Creatine).
Light soft supper, no bread, fruits or nuts the night before.
At 6:00 pm the night before your examination take 4 Tbsp of Milk of Magnesia and 8oz of water every hour before bedtime to help the laxative work.
If you are diabetic taking Glucophage, Glucovance or any other medication containing metformin: you must
discontinue them the day of and for 48 hours after this examination.
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