X-ray imaging tests are painless procedures that allow doctors to diagnose diseases and injuries without being invasive. These tests also help doctors to:
As in many areas of medicine, there are risks associated with the use of x-ray imaging, which uses ionizing radiation to create images of the body. Because the amount of radiation used in a normal x-ray procedure is small, there is a small risk for the patient. However, it is still important for patients to understand what to do if an x-ray procedure is suggested.