Emergency Room Inc. (Beckles Road) (Not An Emergency Service)
Diagnostic Radiology Services provides some of the fastest and easiest ways to view and assess broken bones, joints, skull, or spinal injuries.
General X-Rays are also used to detect and monitor the progression of degenerative diseases such as arthritis. It also plays a role in evaluating the health of the lungs, heart and chest wall. Medical conditions such as pneumonia, congestive heart failure, emphysema, and lung cancer can be diagnosed on a chest x-ray.
The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones look white. Fat and other soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs look black.
X-rays play a key role in guiding orthopedic surgery, treatment of sports-related injuries, spinal repair, and joint replacements.
Process: At least two images (from different angles) are taken and often three images are needed if the problem is joint-related (knee, elbow or wrist).
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