What is X-ray imaging?
X-ray imaging (radiography) is the most commonly used technique in radiology. X-rays are safe when properly used by radiologists and technologists who are specially trained to minimize exposure. No radiation remains after the radiograph is obtained.
X-rays can be used to image every part of the body and are used most commonly to look for fractures. They are also commonly used to examine the chest, abdomen, and superficial soft tissues. X-rays can identify many different conditions, and they are often a fast and easy method for your doctor to make a diagnosis.