X-ray, also known as radiography, is the oldest and most commonly used form of medical imaging. X-ray is non-invasive and painless.
X-ray imaging exposes a small part of your body to a low dose of radiation. For example, a typical chest X-ray, the most common X-ray examination, exposes you to the equivalent of 10 days of natural background radiation. Northeast Radiology is careful to use shielding when possible and all our radiologists and technologists have extensive training in radiation safety.
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A complimentary CD of your X-ray study is available to you after the examination is completed. Your referring doctor may ask you to bring it to them. It is wise to keep this CD as part of your personal medical history file.
X-ray is used so broadly in medical imaging that it is impossible to describe every procedure. But more detailed information is available to you. Northeast Radiology is a member of both the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the Radiology Society of North American (RSNA®) . These two premier organizations have jointly developed RadiologyInfo.org as the radiology information resource for patients.
For a more detailed description of the nature and benefits of a type of X-ray examination, as well as safety issues, please click on the links below:
All material on the Northeast Radiology website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR® and RSNA®, as well as other professional radiology organizations. This website is updated frequently with new information.