Diagnostic Imaging Used in Viewing Boney Structures
X-ray or Radiography is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-ray is useful for imaging all types of boney structures such as:
It is also very helpful in evaluating the chest, abdomen and other soft tissues.
Common Diagnostic Procedures:
Fluoroscopy Exams. X-rays are used to produce images, which are viewed on a monitor for "real time" evaluation. Fluoroscopy is used for studies such as Upper GI, barium enema and myelograms.
Upper and Lower Extremities. X-ray images of the arms and legs to evaluate bones and tissues in order to diagnose injury or disease.
Chest and Abdomen. An X-ray that provides an image of the structures and organs within the chest and abdomen.
Spine. An X-ray to detect spinal fractures and dislocations and may also be used to evaluate curvature of the spine and other spinal defects.