What is Radiography?
Radiography or x-ray is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones. Radiography involves exposing part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce an image. When x-rays penetrate the body they are absorbed at varying amounts by different tissues. X-ray images may show very fine hairline fractures or bone chips, as well as proper alignment and stabilization during the healing process.
How should I prepare for my x-ray?
Most bone radiographs do not require special preparation. You may be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses, or any metal that might be in the area of interest. Most x-rays take only a few minutes to perform.
Who interprets my x-ray procedure?
Thayer County Health Services uses radiologists at Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) to interpret all radiologic procedures. A radiologist is a physician who specializes in bone x-ray and all other radiologic procedures for the detection of abnormalities of the internal organs and bone structures. A dictated report will be available to your provider within 24 hours.