An X-ray is a picture of the inside of your body. Depending on the part of your body to be X-rayed, the X-ray may show bones, organs, foreign objects, or pockets of air or fluid. Any part of your body can be X-rayed, including your head, chest, belly, arms, and legs.
Doctors use X-rays to help find out what is wrong, what is causing pain, or where a foreign object may be located in your body.
Your doctor may also order an X-ray after placing a tube in your body as part of your treatment. The X-ray can help show if the tube is in the right position.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: October 9, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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