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Digital X-ray

X-ray

Description

Digital X-ray films of different parts of the body are obtained. Most commonly these are of the chest, abdomen, kidney-ureter-bladder (KUB), spine and different bones and joints

Machine

Medford 300mA machine with an FUJI CR System
Preparation/
Instructions

For KUB x-rays, it is necessary to have the bowel clear and so two Dulcolax tablets should be taken the previous night and the patient should come fasting

Appointment

Not Required

Time taken

10-20 minutes

Report Given

Same day in almost all cases

Special Comments

We take all kinds of X-rays

Digital X-ray

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. In a health care setting, a machines sends are individual x-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. A computer or special film is used to record the images that are created.

Structures that are dense (such as bone) will block most of the x-ray particles, and will appear white. Metal and contrast media (special dye used to highlight areas of the body) will also appear white. Structures containing air will be black, and muscle, fat, and fluid will appear as shades of gray.

 How the Test is Performed 
The test is performed in a hospital radiology department by an x-ray technologist. The positioning of the patient, x-ray machine, and film depends on the type of study and area of interest. Multiple individual views may be requested.

Much like conventional photography, motion causes blurry images on radiographs, and thus, patients may be asked to hold their breath or not move during the brief exposure (about 1 second).

How to Prepare for the Test 
Inform the health care provider prior to the exam if you are pregnant, may be pregnant, If abdominal studies are planned and you have had a barium contrast study (such as a barium enema, upper GI series, or barium swallow) in the last 4 days, the test may be delayed until the contrast has fully passed.

You will remove all jewelry and wear a hospital gown during the x-ray examination because metal and certain clothing can obscure the images and require repeat studies.

How the Test Will Feel 
There is no discomfort from x-ray exposure. Patients may be asked to stay still in awkward positions for a short period of time.

Risks 
For most conventional x-rays, the risk of cancer or defects due to damaged ovarian cells or sperm cells is very low. Most experts feel that this low risk is largely outweighed by the benefits of information gained from appropriate imaging. X-rays are monitored and regulated to provide the minimum amount of radiation exposure needed to produce the image.

Young children and fetuses are more sensitive to the risks of x-rays. Women should tell health care providers if they think they are pregnant.

Alternative Names 
Radiography

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X-ray Categories

ABDOMEN STANDING
ABDOMEN AP/LAT
APIOGRAM
KNEE STANDING BOTH KNEE AP
BARIUM ANIMA
BARIUM MEAL FLOW THROUGH ( BMFT)
C. SPINE AP/ LAT
CHEST WITH ABD.
CHEST PA
CT. SCAN REPORTING
CYSTOGRAM
CHEAT AP
D.L. SPINE AP/LAT
PELIVIS AP
ELBOW AP/ LAT
BOTH KNEE AP/ LAT
CERVICAL DORSAL SPINE AP/LAT
FPA STANDING
IVP WITH CYSTROGRAM
HAND FOREARM ELBOW AP/LAT
LT. WRIST AP / LAT
NECK LAT VIEW
NOSE AP/ LAT
THIGH AP /LAT
KNEE AP LAT
KNEE B/L AP / LAT ( BOTH)
ANKLE AP/ LAT
LEG AP/ LAT.
BARIUM SWALLOW
ANKLE  LAT ( BOTH ANKLE)
FEMUR AP/ LAT ( BOTH)
FOOT AP/ LAT  ( BOTH)
HAND AP ( BOTH)
HAND LAT. ( BOTH)
HAND AP/ LAT ( BOTH HAND)
HEEL AP/ LAT. ( BOTH)
BOTH HIP AP
HIP AP/ LAT.
KNEE AP ( BOTH)
BOTH LEG AP/LAT
BOTH MASTOIDS
BOTH WRIST AP
C.SPINE LAT
CHEST LAT.
CYSTOURETROGRAM
D.L. SPINE AP/LAT/ OBLIQ
L.S. SPINE WITH L.S. JUNCTION
T.M JOINT OPEN CLOSE MOUTH
CLAVICAL AP
HUMEROUS AP/ LAT
KNEE AXIAL
SHOULDER AP/ AXIAL
WRIST AP/ LAT/ OBLIQ
MANDIBLE AP/ LAT
MANDIBLE PA
NOSAL BONE
PELIVIS AP /LAT/ FROG
FOOT AP/ LAT
HAND AP /LAT
HEEL AP/ AXIAL
HEEL LAT/ AXIAL
SHOULDER AP / LAT
WRIST AP/ LAT
S.I JOINT
SACRO COCCYX AP/LAT
SKULL AP
SKULL AP/LAT
SKULL LAT
SOFT TISSUE NECK
PELVIC BOTH HIP AP
ORBIT AP/ LAT
PELVIS Lat
WRIST AP
FEMUR WITH KNEE AP/ LAT
SACRUM AP/ LAT.
SACRUM AP
SACRUM LAT
LOOPOGRAM
FESTULOGRAM
GASTROGRAFFIN SWALLOW
GENITOGRAM
HAND INCLUDING WRIST JT. AP
HEEL B/L MEDIAL VIEW
HSG
IVP
KNEE WITH UPPER LEG AP/ LAT
KUB
LAT. CEPHALOGRAM
MCU
MESTOID
OPG
P.N.S ( WATER VIEW)
PCN GRAM
PELVIS WITH BOTH HIP JOINT
RGU
RGU/ MCU
THUMB AP/ LAT
THUMB AP
THUMB LAT
SACRUM LAT
SINOGRAM
TMJ VIEW
VCUG

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