X-ray has become one of the most important tools in modern medicine.

X-rays play a vital role in the diagnosis of various bone injuries and disorders. They help doctors to obtain clear images of the inside of the body, which can then be used to make an accurate diagnosis. X-rays can also be used to monitor the healing process of bones, as they can show how well the bones are knitting back together.

In recent years, digital X-ray technology has become increasingly popular, as it allows for clearer and more detailed images to be obtained. This has made X-rays an even more important tool in modernistic medicine, as they can now provide crucial information that was previously unavailable.

What are X-rays used for?

X-rays are a key tool in diagnosing many different types of medical problems. Doctors and surgeons often use them as part of their diagnosis process, for instance, to diagnose tuberculosis by taking chest X-rays or it can also be used when looking at other serious diseases such as pneumonia or lung cancer.

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How does it function?

X-rays allow medical professionals to diagnose the problems and issues in their patients’ health. For instance, a chest x-ray is often used for Tuberculosis diagnosis while other diseases such as pneumonia or lung cancer may also be diagnosed using this type of imaging technology too!

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Some things you need to inform the technician prior to getting the X-ray done

  • If you are pregnant or planning to get soon, you need to inform the technician. Chances are that you may be stopped from having the X-ray since it’s harmful for the developing baby.
  • If there is any metal in the particular part of your body that needs imaging. This includes different kinds of rings in various body parts. This is because metal blocks the X-rays.

What does our customer say about us?

I had an appointment today for ultrasound and x-ray.Everyone I dealt with was polite , professional and pleasant. COVID protocols were followed and the offices were very clean.

Anita O'connell

Excellent service. Carona is so friendly at the reception desk. Made my day. I would always go to this clinic from now on. Both my xray and mammogram were done very professionally.

K Niko

Abdominal X-ray

An abdominal x-ray is a diagnostic tool that uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the abdominal cavity. It is used to evaluate the stomach, liver, intestines, and spleen and may be used to help diagnose unexplained pain, nausea, or vomiting. When used to examine the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, it’s called a KUB x-ray. Because abdominal x-ray is fast and easy, it is particularly useful in emergency diagnosis and treatment.

In most cases, an abdominal x-ray is a safe and effective way to obtain important information about the abdominal organs. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks involved. These risks are typically very low, but they should be discussed with your doctor prior to having the procedure.

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HEAD & Neck 

Your doctor may request a neck X-ray if you have a neck injury or pain, or persistent numbness, pain, or weakness in your arms. Neck X-rays can help to diagnose problems with the bones, muscles, ligaments, or discs of the neck. They can also help to rule out other causes of arm pain or numbness, such as a pinched nerve in the spine. In most cases, neck X-rays are taken with the patient standing or sitting up straight. This allows the doctor to get a clear view of the bones and tissues in the neck.
However, if your doctor suspects that you have a fracture, he or she may order a special type of X-ray called computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays and computer processing to create detailed images of the inside of the body. In some cases, your doctor may also recommend an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of your neck. An MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of soft tissues, such as disks and nerves.

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Chest X-Ray

A chest x-ray is a painless procedure that uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the chest. The x-rays are able to penetrate through the body and are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the tissue. This allows for different structures to be visualized on the x-ray film. The lungs, heart and chest wall can all be seen on a chest x-ray. A chest x-ray may be used to help diagnose shortness of breath, persistent cough, fever, chest pain or injury. The procedure is quick and easy and can be performed in an outpatient setting.

Upper Extremities X-ray

Upper extremity X-rays are also used to diagnose bone problems and to determine if a patient has arthritis, which can affect the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and forearms. X-rays may also show signs of bone cancer.

X-rays allow your doctor to view bones and parts of the body in detail. They help to detect conditions such as bone tumors, fractures, arthritis and bone infections. In addition, they can be used to diagnose bone diseases such as osteoporosis, which may affect the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and forearms. X-rays can also determine if a patient has cancer, especially when a lump is detected that does not go away with treatment or when there is pain or swelling in the arm or hand.

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Lower Extremities X-ray

X-rays of the feet are important in the early detection of fractures. A doctor may order X-rays of your feet if you have pain in your feet or if you have been diagnosed with a condition such as heel pain, plantar fasciitis or gout. X-rays will also be useful if you have been diagnosed with arthritis; a condition that causes pain and stiffness in your joints.

With age, the cartilage in your knees can become degraded, leading to osteoarthritis. This condition can result in pain when walking or standing for long periods of time. A doctor may recommend an X-ray to determine whether osteoarthritis is present and to estimate the progression of the condition. An X-ray may also be required to diagnose conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

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Skeletal Survey

This request is to get a better look at the bones and soft tissue in your lower extremities. X-rays can also be used to help diagnose injuries such as fractures or sports injuries. In some cases, they may also be used to prescribe treatment, such as treatment for a stress fracture.

The X-ray technician will ask you to remove your shoes and socks. Then they’ll stand you in a special machine that makes the x-ray picture. It may take a few minutes to take the picture, but it’s usually painless.

Spine & Pelvis X-ray

Pelvic X-rays can help your doctor detect various conditions, such as pelvic fractures, spinal injuries or bone tumors. However, the type of X-ray used depends on the condition being examined. For example, a radiologist may take a horizontal view or an upright view of your pelvis to check for fractures or tumors. Other views may be taken to examine other parts of your body. When you’re having a pelvic X-ray, it’s important to remain still so that your bones don’t shift and cause distortion of the images. This can make it harder for your doctor to get an accurate picture. If you’re planning to have a pelvic X-ray, your doctor will discuss all of the risks with you. You should also let them know if you’re pregnant or have any medical conditions that might affect how the exam goes.

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Yes, you will need a requisition from your doctor or nurse practitioner for all examinations.

If you have time to prepare before the exam, we ask that you shower, refrain from wearing scented products (due to patients and employees with allergies) and wear clothing that is easily removed if necessary. T-shirts with no heavy appliqué and elastic waist pants or shorts are ideal and in many cases these can be x-rayed through. You may be asked to remove items that may interfere with the exam such as earrings, necklaces, glasses, dentures (upper spine), belly button rings (lower spine), nylons, tensor bandages, and splints (unless otherwise advised by your doctor). It is recommended that you leave valuables at home as the clinics do not have a secure location to store these items.

You should not have an x-ray during the first trimester of your pregnancy. If your doctor approves an x-ray during your pregnancy this will be indicated on your requisition and lead shielding can be applied to your abdominal region.

We request that you do not bring children with you to your exam. To prevent exposure to the radiation they cannot enter the x-ray rooms with you. Because our staff needs to focus on other patients they are not able to supervise children in the waiting room. Please arrange to leave the children at home or to bring another adult to watch them in the waiting room.

General exams can range from 10 minutes in length (finger) to 45 minutes (complete spine or skeletal survey).

Our technologists are registered and are specially trained to perform your exam, but only radiologists are qualified to interpret your results. For this reason, our technologists cannot discuss what they see with you.

You have the option to purchase a CD of your images. Please ask the receptionist about the fee and processing time for this service.

Your results are reviewed first by the radiologist and the report is usually faxed to your doctor by the end of the day. Urgent results will be phoned or faxed to your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor also has the option to view your results online.