An X-ray is a very common imaging test, which has been used around the globe for decades. It allows your doctor to see inside your body without making any incision. This phenomenal test helps medical practitioners to diagnose, monitor, and treat many medical conditions.

Different types of X-rays are utilized for different purposes. For instance, a medical practitioner may order a mammogram to examine the breast. Or he/she may recommend an X-ray with a barium enema in order to get a closer look at the gastrointestinal tract. Our experienced team of radiologists at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Radio Diagnostics & Imaging ensures that all of the tests are performed under extreme care, so that potential benefits could be availed and risks neglected.

Why it’s performed?

A physician may recommend an X-ray to:

Examine an area of your body where you are experiencing discomfort or pain
Check how well a prescribed treatment work
Monitor the progression of a diagnosed diseases

Conditions that may call for an X-ray are:

Breast tumors
Bone cancer
Enlarged heart
Blocked blood vessels
Digestive problems
Conditions affecting your lungs
Infections
Fractures
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Tooth decay

Staying still is very important when the images are being taken. This will give clear images possible. The test is completed as soon as the radiologist or technician is satisfied with the images gathered.

Procedure

An X-ray is performed by a radiologist in a hospital’s radiology department, dentist’s office, or a clinic that specializes in diagnostic procedures. At first, the radiologist will ask you to position your body to create clear images. You may be asked to sit, lie, or stand in several positions during the test. Images may be taken while you stand in front of a specialized plat containing X-ray film and sensors. Sometimes, a radiologist may ask you to lie or sit on the specialized plate and move large camera connected to a steel arm over your body to capture X-ray images.

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