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Diagnostic Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology

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:

  • Skull
  • Spine
  • Ribs
  • Extremities

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.

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