How does it work?
A focused beam of x-ray photons is directed through the body part being examined and then the resultant beam is measured or photographed on the other side. Because some body parts absorb more photons (bones) than others (soft tissue) the result is an image that distinguishes between different materials.
Why is it used?
X-ray technology is a fast and easy method for physicians to view and diagnose broken bones. However our highly trained radiology staff also use many other x-ray techniques to help diagnose a variety of problems.
No Prep is required for x-rays. Wear clothes without metal and no jewelry if possible.
Any more questions?
If so, then please contact us at (509) 447-9317.