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An X-ray (radiograph) is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnosis and treat medical conditions.  Imaging with X-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionising radiation to produce pictures of the body. The X-rays pass from the X-ray machine through the area of interest in the body and are translated into images captured on the other side of the body.

  • Evaluation of the chest and skeleton are easily evaluated using radiographs
  • Evaluation of the chest is performed in many clinical settings including chest pain, suspected pneumonia and fluid in the lungs
  • Evaluation of the chest is performed in several cardiac conditions

X-rays are commonly performed to assess for the presence of a broken bone/fracture including the following:

  • Hand, wrist and arm
  • Ribs
  • Hip, knee and ankle
  • Vertebrae
  • Assess joint dislocation
  • Demonstrate proper alignment and appearance of the vertebra in the presence of neck pain and lower back pain
  • Guide orthopaedic surgery for joint replacements, fracture reduction and spinal repair
  • To look for arthritis
  • To assist in the diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • To assess for the presence of foreign bodies
  • To assess for the presence of bone cancer