What is X-ray?

X-ray is radiation in small amounts that is projected through the target area of the body to take images of internal organs and bones.

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What are X-rays used for?

X-rays are used for many purposes, such as determining if a bone is broken, seeing internal organs and looking for cancer. In some forms ofX-rays, a chemical called contrast medium is given to help outline a specific body area the images.

What does the equipment look like?

This page shows two pictures of our X-ray equipment.  There are several types of X-ray machines, but they all have an X-ray camera and table.  Some tables are stationary while others stand for upright X-rays.

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