MH Imaging X-Ray Services

X-ray services are medical imaging procedures that use low-dose radiation to create images of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most common type of medical imaging, and they are used to diagnose a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Fractures: X-rays can be used to diagnose fractures, which are breaks in the bones.
  • Injuries: X-rays can be used to diagnose injuries to the soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Cancer: X-rays can be used to detect cancer, assess the extent of cancer spread, and plan for surgery or radiation treatment.
  • Heart disease: X-rays can be used to assess heart function, diagnose heart disease, and plan for surgery.
  • Pneumonia: X-rays can be used to diagnose pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs.
  • Limb Measurements – X-rays can be used to measure the length of legs and arms.

X-ray services are a non-invasive and painless procedure.


What is an X-Ray?

An X-ray is a test done to produce images of the body, particularly of the bones. X-ray beams are a form of electromagnetic radiation that pass through the body and are absorbed at different degrees to produce white (bone) and gray (fat and muscle) images.

How it works

An X-ray machine produces safe levels of radiation to pass through a patient’s body and create images of the area being examined. A patient may be positioned in certain ways to get proper views of the body parts being X-rayed. Similar to a MRI and CT scan, the patient should remain still during an X-ray. The test can take anywhere from a couple minutes for bone X-rays to more than an hour for more specialized procedures.