X-ray (radiography) is the oldest and most frequently used form of imaging to see inside the human body. It uses a focused beam and a special detector to obtain images of body anatomy. It is also a safe and generally non-invasive procedure offered at San Diego-based Imaging Healthcare Specialists.
X-rays are absorbed by different body tissues in varying degrees. Dense tissue, like bone, absorbs most x-rays and appears white on the image. Less dense tissues appear in shades of gray. X-rays that pass through air, like in the lungs and colon, aren’t absorbed at all and appear black on the image.
The X-ray is used for a variety of reasons when images of internal body structures are needed.
Imaging Healthcare Specialists has eight locations throughout the greater San Diego area that offer X-ray services. Visit our Locations page for the closest one to you! X-ray appointments are always walk-in.