An x-ray is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.X-Rays give a lot of information about the bones within the body but the advances in X-Ray technology over the years have made it a good diagnostic tool even for soft tissue information.
Tests Done On Digital X-Ray
At Suraj Diagnostics, we perform a variety of X rays for various parts of the body and organs. A list of such scans are as follows:
X-ray small joints
Digital radiography is one of the recent advances in X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages of digital imaging include time efficiency, ability to digitally transfer and enhance images and reduced radiation.
Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display of the image.
What is an X-Ray
X-ray is the most common imaging test used for detecting and diagnosing medical conditions. X-rays have been in use by the doctors for many decades. X-ray helps in looking at the inside of the body without having to cut open the body or make an incision. In this way, x-ray helps in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating many medical conditions. X-ray carries very minor risks and the benefits of the x-rays outweigh its risks.There are different types of X-rays used for different purposes. For example, barium enema is an X-ray which is done to look at your gastrointestinal tract and mammogram is a type of x-ray done to examine the breasts.
Prevent Breast Cancer
Dr Sumita Singh is talking about the importance of Breast Ultrasound over Mammography in the females below the age of 40 years and how this can result in early detection of Breast Cancer in women below the age of 40 who have dense breasts and Mammography doesn't give accurate information in such females.
However Mammography is the best diagnostic modality for scanning the breasts in women above the age of 40 years. Excessive reliance on these diagnostic machines is also not a good idea and one must see a breast specialist before deciding to go for any kind of testing