WHAT IS AN CONVENTIONAL X-RAY EXAMINATION?
- A technique where x-rays produced by x-ray machines are used to obtain images of the internal structures of the body.
- Medical imaging helps physicians to diagnose multiple different medical conditions.
- Bone, air and soft tissue outlines can be visualised.
- During some special radiological examinations contrast material is administered orally, into a body cavity, or into a blood vessel to demonstrate or delineate specific body structures, which may otherwise be difficult or impossible to see.
- Some contrast materials contain iodine and it is important to notify the radiographer if you are allergic to iodine.
The original art of medical imaging used to non invasive diagnose medical conditions.
Portable x-ray examination:
An x-ray procedure performed at the patient’s bed-side or in theatre with a mobile (movable) x-ray machine.
X-ray examination in the emergency room (ER):
X-ray examinations done in the casualty department/ER on badly injured, or other critically ill patients, who are not stable enough to be examined in the radiology department.