What is an x-ray?
X-rays use a special type of radiation to take pictures of bones and some parts inside the body, including the lungs. You will be asked to lie on a bed or sit down between the x-ray tube and a receiving plate which makes the picture.
A plain x-ray is used to look at bones for:
- Dislocated joints
- Fluid around bones and joints
- Bone growths
- Bone diseases