X Rays are widely used to make radiographs of the bones and internal organs of the body. They help doctors detect abnormalities and disease conditions such as broken bones inside a patient's body.
X-rays are a form of radiant energy, like light or radio waves. Unlike light, x-rays can penetrate the body, which allows a radiologist to produce pictures of internal structures. The radiologist can view these on photographic film or on a TV or computer monitor.
X-ray examinations provide valuable information about your health and play an important role in helping your doctor make an accurate diagnosis. In some cases x-rays are used to assist with the placement of tubes or other devices in the body or with other therapeutic procedures.
Paediatric Radiology *
These are X-Ray examinations carried out on children to detect abnormalities of bones and diseases.
Barium Studies *
This is an X-Ray examination of the colon where the patient is given Barium and the resulting shadows and reflections within the colon are examined.
These are examinations where a contrast medium, or dye, is injected into the patient, and the course of the dye through the area being examined, is assessed.
An Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) is an x-ray examination of the kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder.
An MCU is a Micturating Cystourethrography. Dye is introduced into the urinary bladder and the patient is asked to micturate/urinate. X-ray pictures are obtained during the act of micturition to assess the function and structure of the urinary bladder and urethra.