X-ray (Radiography)

X-rays in St. Louis


An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive, quick and painless medical test that helps radiologists and physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Imaging Areas

arms and legs, blood, blood vessels, bone, brain, breast, lungs, children, abdomen, gall bladder, head, neck and thyroid, heart, hormone, joints, kidney, pelvis, liver, muscles and tendons, pancreas, spine

Typical Preparations

Offices of Service & Attending Physicians

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