What It Is
An X-ray is an exam that uses electromagnetic radiation to make images of your bones, teeth, and internal organs. Simply put, the technologist is taking pictures of the inside of your body. X-rays are often referred to as general radiography, and play a very important role in the diagnostic process for physicians. X-rays also do a great job of helping radiologists decide exactly what further diagnostic tests must be done before a treatment decision is made. X-rays are one of the most common procedures in diagnostic imaging.