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What is Bone X-ray (Radiography)?


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Ankle x-ray (front view)

An x-ray (radiograph) 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 ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

An x-ray can make images of any bone in the body and are also used to diagnose numerous lung conditions, and assist in evaluating some abdominal complaints.

 

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