X-ray is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that utilize high-frequency electromagnetic waves. They are passed through the body where absorption occurs in the different body tissues at varying levels and a clinical 2-D image is captured. Dense tissues such as bone show up white whereas soft tissues appear darker. X-rays remain one of the most popular and an important tool used for the diagnosis of various disorders and to evaluate the internal structures of the body even today.
Your doctor may order an x-ray to diagnose bone fractures, bone fragments, bone dislocation, injuries, infection such as pneumonia, and cancer.
This examination requires no special preparation. You may be asked to change to a gown and remove all jewelry and metal objects before the examination.