An X-ray is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-Rays give a lot of information about the bones within the body but the advances in X-Ray technology over the years have made it a good diagnostic tool even for soft tissue information.
X-Ray machine consists of a Tube Assembly which house the cathode for producing X-Rays. The patient is either lying on the x-ray table or standing. The X-Rays are passed through the body part which needs to be scanned. There is a cassette on the other side which can either consist of a silver coated film or can be digital.
The cassette is then taken into a dark room and the film is developed and dried. The X-Ray film is then sent to the Radiologist to interpret the results of the scan.
Computed Radiography - Most of the centres which claim to have Digital X-Ray actually have a Computed Radiography System. In this system, the X-Ray image is captured on a Digital Cassette. This cassette is then inserted into a Scanner which decodes the image and sends it to the computer in a digital format. There are two steps involved - step 1 is capturing of the image and step 2 is decoding of the image. The quality of the image would depend on the quality of the cassette and the quality of the scanner.
Digital Radiography - This is the most advanced system of Digital X-Ray in which the image is recorded on a Digital Detector and sent directly to the computer. There is no need for a scanner and therefore one step is reduced as compared to Computed Radiography. The quality of the image is comparable to CT Scan images. This system is 3 times more costly than the CR System and therefore very few centres have it.
Some of the commonly done X-Ray Tests are:
X-Ray Abdomen Erect
X-Ray Joints - Hip, Knee, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Ankle - AP & Lateral View
X-Ray Spine - Cervical, Dorsal, Lumbar - AP & Lat View
The cost of X-Ray per exposure is Rs. 250 while the cost for special investigations is in the range of Rs. 1500 - 4500.
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