Most people are familiar with x-rays. Detailed images of
the muscles, bones, joints, and organs are created when a small amount of radiation
passes through the body to expose sensitive film on the other
Patients stand next to a digital
imaging board or lie on a table, depending on the part of the body
being studied. The images take just seconds to produce (you may be
asked to hold your breath and lie still). The tests are painless.
X-rays penetrate the composition and
mass of the tissues and bones to construct the image. Your
technologist will make sure the image is clear before you leave.