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Digital X-rays at Abrankian Back & Neck Center

Fuji Digital X-rays

doctor reviewing x-raysAn x-ray or radiograph is similar to having a photograph taken in a portrait studio. At Abrankian Back & Neck Center our doctors use non-visible x-rays (shorter wavelength) to expose film similar to a photographer using visible light to expose film. The exposed radiographic film demonstrates the body structures. X-rays demonstrate body structures proportionally with their density. The denser the tissue, (bone versus fat) less x-ray reaches the film. This difference in body tissue density is why bone (high body tissue density) is white on a radiograph, as compared to fat (low body tissue density) which is gray or air (no density) which is black.

Why Did My Doctor Order an X-ray?

Radiographs are a reliable and accurate means of obtaining information to help your physician diagnose the cause of your pain.

An x-ray examination is commonly used to determine the presence or absence of disease, a bony fracture, joint mis-alignment, arthritis, or source of other painful conditions.

What Should I Do To Prepare?

For a routine x-ray examination, no preparation is required. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, be sure to inform your physician, prior to the start of the x-ray examination. Most examinations using x-rays will not be performed on pregnant women unless the benefits of the examination outweigh the risks of radiation exposure to the fetus.

What Are the Risks?

X-ray uses ionizing radiation. Our doctors are experts in utilizing the minimal dose to achieve optimal results. Lead aprons and shields are used, and the equipment is routinely inspected by the State of New York, for safety and adequate shielding. All examinations are well within permissible levels of diagnostic radiation dosage.

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