An X-ray is a quick and painless diagnosing technique that produces images of the internal structure of your body. Additionally, it is specially used when seeking the damaged parts of your bones. ER of Watauga’s X-ray imaging centers is always there for you. We have the most advanced digital X-RAY center equipment to provide better and more reliable results.
Reasons why X-rays are done:
X Rays are done to speed up the diagnosing process. It helps doctors to analyze the location and reason for the condition. However, some of the main reasons why these tests are performed are listed below:
- Tooth Decay.
- Abdominal pain.
- Dislocated joints.
- Broken Bones.
Moreover, our X-RAY service Fort Worth have seen many scenarios where children swallowed an object. Additionally, these imaging tests can also be used to evaluate lungs for pneumonia or tuberculosis. These reasons can be the reason why you are suffering from shortness of breath.
Other specific X-ray processes:
Our X-ray imaging centers also provide the patient X rays process according to their needs like:
Mammography: it is a process that places your breast between the plates, and a sequence of X-rays is initiated. These afterimages will help you carefully analyze the signs of cancer or any other issue.
Computed tomography (CT) Scan: A CT scan is a series of X-rays taken from different angles so that a 3D image can be made. This process provides the doctors with a more detailed image of your body.
Fluoroscopy: this process is also called X-ray movie. It is a procedure that continuously captures the images of your body part. Fluoroscopy helps the doctor to analyze the movement of a specific part of the body. Additionally, it is used to analyze the bones, muscle joints, and organs like lungs & Kidney.
The X-ray Procedure:
At our X-ray test centers, most of the X-ray processes don’t require special preparations. However, the doctors may require you to take off the jewelry, any metal objects, and eyeglasses or clothing that can affect the end result. The doctor may ask you to stand up or lie down. The position of your body depends upon the body area that is going to be analyzed. The X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through your body. The hard and dense parts of the body block the rays. As a result, they show up as white while the less dense areas are grey, and the lungs have air, so they will appear in black color. There is no pain or uncomfortable feeling during an X-ray, but remaining still for a longer period of time can be a difficult task. Moreover, the technician may take images of your body part from different angles. As a result, it may use sandbags and pillows for clear and reliable images. Similarly, they even ask you to hold your breath so that images don’t get blurred.
Furthermore, doctors sometimes need more contrast so that they can have more clear representation. As a result, they might even give you a contrast agent like iodine or barium. You can either swallow it or get it in a shot.
The Results of X-ray:
Our X-ray imaging centers radiologist will look at your X-rays. They have completed the specific training to thoroughly read and understand the results of these imaging scans. These scans are digital, so the radiologist can see them on a computer within minutes if it is an emergency case. If the case is not that critical, it might take a day for them to review the X-ray images and get back to you with the results.
Risks that are associated with X Rays:
Slight risk of getting risk: If you are exposed to radiation too much, there are a lot of chances that you may get cancer. However, the amount of radiation in X-rays is low. Additionally, adults are less sensitive to radiation as compared to children.
X-rays of Kids: if a child has to go through an X-ray procedure. A technician may restrain the child from ensuring that they are still during the whole process. However, if you want to be in the room, you need to wear the lead apron so that you can be safe from radiation exposure.
Pregnancy: if you are pregnant or if there is a possibility that you are. Always mention this information to your doctor. Due to this information, they might use different imaging techniques, so the baby’s health doesn’t get affected.
Complexities related to contrast agent: there is a possibility that you might get an allergic reaction from the contrast agent. However, it is a very rare case, but you should always look out for the symptoms like pain, redness, or swelling on the site of the shot.
ER of Dallas’s X-RAY imaging center Richland Hills has the most advanced scanning technology for our patients. Book an appointment today and get the best services out there.