What is an X-Ray?

DSP Health System offers Conventional X-Ray examinations.

What is an X-Ray?

Radiographs are a reliable and accurate means of obtaining information to help your physician diagnosis the cause of your pain. An x-ray examination is commonly used to determine the presence or absence of disease, a bone fracture, joint mal-alignment, arthritis, or cause of other painful conditions.

Radiographic examinations (x-rays) performed at DSP Health System:

  • Sinuses
  • Facial bones
  • Skull
  • TMJ
  • Mandible
  • Nasal bones
  • Orbits
  • Eye foreign body
  • Cervical spine
  • Lumbar spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Chest
  • Sternum
  • Shoulder
  • Scapula
  • AC joints
  • Extremities
  • Pelvis/Hips
  • Abdomen (KUB)
  • Bone age studies
  • Scoliosis studies
  • Osseous survey(Metastatic)
  • Orthopedic Studies

How should you prepare for an X-Ray?

There is no preparation for an x-ray examination.  It may benefit you to wear comfortable clothes with no buttons or metal in the area examined.   Always inform the technologist if you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant.  Most examinations take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.